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André Carson's Biography

  • U.S. House (IN) - District 7, Democratic

Contact Information


Post Office Box 1863
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Phone: 317-226-9400

300 East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46205

2135 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

André D. Carson




Wife: Mariama; 1 Child: Salimah

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Indianapolis, IN

Home City:

Indianapolis, IN



MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2005

BA, Criminal Justice Management, Concordia University, 2003

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Indiana, District 7, 2008-present

Senior Whip, House Democratic Caucus

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Indiana, District 7, 2018, 2020

Member, Indianapolis/Marion City Council, 2007-2008

Member, Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Member, Afterschool Caucus

Member, Community College Caucus

Member, Congressional Automotive Caucus

Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Cancer Action Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers

Member, Congressional Caucus on Drug Policy

Member, Congressional Children's Caucus

Member, Congressional Climate Change Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus

Former Member, Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Emerging Threats Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

Member, House Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Caucus

Member, International Conservation Caucus

Member, International Religious Freedom Caucus

Member, International Worker's Rights Caucus

Member, Law Enforcement Caucus

Member, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus

Member, Out of Poverty Caucus

Member, Progressive Caucus

Member, Renewable/Efficient Energy Caucus

Member, Spina Bifida Caucus

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, United States House of Representatives

Former Employee, Anti-Terrorism Unit, Intelligence Fusion Center, Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Marketing Specialist, Cripe Architects and Engineers

Former Investigator/Board Officer, Indiana State Excise Police

Former Member, Advisory Board, IndyParks Kennedy-King Park

Member, Bi-Partisan Task Force on Nonproliferation

Former Board Member, Citizens Neighborhood Coalition

Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption

Member, Congressional Study Group on Public Health

Member, Democratic Budget Group

Former Committeeperson, Democratic Party, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana

Member, New Democrat Coalition

Member, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (CBC Liason)

Spouse's Occupation:

Principal, Pike Township School District