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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.
Great to have lunch today with the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Indiana Chapter http://t.co/tBHp2oNvk6
Excited to present a Congressional Record to Sidener Academy on behalf of their 2014 National Blue Ribbon celebration http://t.co/OZqPdCh8Sn
"I'm very confident that we can work together to really govern responsibly, and I'm excited about the 114th Congress, in large part because of
Looking forward to serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee starting in January. Click below to learn more about some of the legislation
I was honored to present a Congressional Record to IPS Merle Sidener Academy for being recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.
I want to wish everyone in the 5th District a joyous start to The Festival of Lights. Cherish time spent with family and friends during this
I was thrilled to join 5th graders at Allisonville Elementary School today to participate in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education