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André CarsonDEMDemocrat United States Representative, IN-7
47
Years of Age
15
Years of Experience
INResidence (state)

André D. Carson (born October 16, 1974) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district since 2008. A member of the Democratic Party, his district includes the southern four-fifths of Indianapolis, including Downtown Indianapolis. He became the dean of Indiana's congressional delegation after Representative Pete Visclosky retired in 2021. Carson is the grandson of his predecessor, U.S. Representative Julia Carson (1938–2007), whose death in office triggered a special election. He was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress, after Keith Ellison of Minnesota.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$991,930
Total Raised
$964,780
Total Spent
$850,497
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$85,975
60%
Building Trade Unions$52,500
60%
Air Transport$52,000
58%
Transportation Unions$50,500
57%
Health Professionals$49,725
51%
Real Estate$44,349
43%
Industrial Unions$37,000
40%
Public Sector Unions$34,400
31%
Defense Electronics$27,000
30%
Railroads$26,000
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Arsenal Technical High School
Concordia University Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts
2003
Indiana Wesleyan University
Master of Science
2005
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Indiana
2008 - Current
Member
Indianapolis/Marion City Council
2007 - 2008
Senior Whip
House Democratic Caucus
Former Employee
Anti-Terrorism Unit, Intelligence Fusion Center, Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Former Investigator
Indiana State Excise Police
Marketing Specialist
Cripe Architects and Engineers
Other Experience1 - 35 of 35
Former Board Member
Citizens Neighborhood Coalition
Former Committeeperson
Democratic Party, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana
Former Member
Advisory Board, IndyParks Kennedy-King Park
Member
Democratic Budget Group
Member
Congressional Study Group on Public Health
Member
Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member
Bi-Partisan Task Force on Nonproliferation
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Member
Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (CBC Liason)
Former Member
Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Emerging Threats Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, United States House of Representatives
Member
Out of Poverty Caucus
Member
Congressional Children's Caucus
Member
Renewable/Efficient Energy Caucus
Member
International Worker's Rights Caucus
Member
Spina Bifida Caucus
Member
Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers
Member
Congressional Caucus on Drug Policy
Member
Congressional Black Caucus
Member
Congressional Automotive Caucus
Member
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Member
Congressional Climate Change Caucus
Member
Progressive Caucus
Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
Member
International Religious Freedom Caucus
Member
International Conservation Caucus
Member
Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
Member
Congressional Cancer Action Caucus
Member
Community College Caucus
Member
House Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Caucus
Member
Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus
Member
Afterschool Caucus