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Vanessa SummersDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 99
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Vanessa Joyce Summers is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 99th District in her native Indianapolis since being appointed to the seat following the death of her father Del. Joseph W. Summers in 1991. Like her father, Vanessa Summers won re-election multiple times, and in 2012 became the first female as well as the first African-American to lead the Indiana House Democratic Caucus.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Mid-American College of Mortuary Science
AD Funeral Service
1980 - 1983
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
1976 - 1979
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Minority Caucus Chair
Indiana State House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
Indiana State House of Representatives
1991 - Current
Special Projects Coordinator
Julian Center
Public Policy Associate
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
2013 - Current
Summers Funeral Home
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Top Ladies of Distinction
Light of the World Christian Church
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Mu Omega Chapter
Former Assistant Minority Caucus Chair
Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Select Committee on Government Reduction Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Select Committee on Government Reduction, Indiana State House of Representatives
Indiana Black Legislative Caucus
Minority Member
Public Policy Committee
Ranking Minority Member
Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee