1505 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Congresswoman Susan Brooks represents the 5th District of Indiana, which spans eight diverse counties throughout the central part of the Hoosier State. As a new member of Congress, she currently serves on the Education and Workforce, Homeland Security and Ethics Committees. She is also the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
Her strong background in both the public and private sectors includes experience as a proven difference maker in areas such as public safety, homeland security, counter-terrorism and economic development.
Before joining the House of Representatives, Susan served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College. Collaborating with a wide network or stakeholders, she implemented workforce development strategies aiming to enhance job training and placement for thousands of Hoosier residents.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Susan as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Serving as the chief federal law enforcement officer for a majority of the Hoosier state, she received bi-partisan acclaim for efforts to battle mortgage fraud, gun violence, drug trafficking, gangs, child exploitation and identity theft.
Susan also earned recognition as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis during the Steve Goldsmith administration, where she provided oversight on public safety operations and drove community dialogue on vital civic issues. Over her tenure, she managed police, fire and emergency response efforts while serving on boards related to criminal justice, community corrections, violence reduction and race relations.
Susan practiced law at the Indianapolis firm of Ice Miller and also served as a criminal defense attorney for Indianapolis based McClure, McClure and Kammen.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, Susan pursued a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In May of 2013, Susan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Marian University in Indianapolis. She resides in Carmel, Indiana with her husband David and they have two young adult children.
I wish all 5th District Hoosiers celebrating Rosh Hashanah a sweet and blessed New Year.
Meeting with constituents now at my "Connect" event in Pike Township. Thanks to everyone who came out! http://t.co/Dy0dKnxPA9
With members of the Hartford City Kiwanis at today's Connect event. http://t.co/7y5oqTD0Dy
Today is the last day of National Preparedness Month. Head to ready.gov to learn how to "be disaster aware and take action to prepare." Be sure
I will be holding another "Connect" event in Alexandria on Wednesday, October 1 and invite all 5th District residents to join. Details about
Thanks to everyone at the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center for the informational meeting and tour today.
I wish all 5th District Hoosiers celebrating Rosh Hashanah a sweet and blessed New Year. May your holiday be filled with family, reflection and
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks is looking to form a Youth Advisory Group in which motivated 5th District students in grades 8-12 can periodically