André Carson

André Carson ( born October 16, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American politician. Since 2008 he represents the state of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


André Carson is the grandson of Julia Carson (1938-2007), who sat from 1997 until her death for Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. He attended Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis and then studied at Concordia University in Mequon (Wisconsin ) and Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. Politically, Carson was a member of the Democratic Party. For nine years he worked for the Indiana State Police, and thereafter for the Homeland Security Department that State, where he led an anti -terrorism department. Between 2007 and 2008, Carson was a member of the City Council of Indianapolis.

After the death of his grandmother, he was at the due election for the seventh seat of Indiana to its successor in the House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 11 March 2008. After a re-election in the congressional elections of 2010 he can exercise his mandate until today. Carson is a member of the Finance Committee and in two of its subcommittees. In Congress, he advocates for better education policy, the use of renewable energy and health care reform a. He is for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, but supported the mission in Afghanistan.

Since his youth, Carson belongs to Islam; next to Keith Ellison of Minnesota, he is one of currently two Muslim congressmen. He is married to Mariama Shaheed, with whom he has a daughter. The family lives privately in Center Township near Indianapolis.