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Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.)

  • District: 5th District, Central -- part of Indianapolis and suburbs, Anderson
  • Residence: Carmel
  • Born: August 25, 1960; Auburn, Ind.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, David M. Brooks; two children
  • Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1982 (political science & sociology); Indiana U., Indianapolis, J.D. 1985
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Deputy mayor of Indianapolis, 1998-99; U.S. attorney, 2001-07; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Scott Reske, D, to succeed Rep. Dan Burton, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Ethics; Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications - Chairwoman; Transportation Security)

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State Information: 5th District, Central -- part of Indianapolis and suburbs, Anderson

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Susan Brooks (R) 194,570 58.4%
Scott Reske (D) 125,347 37.6%
Richard Reid (LIBERT) 13,442 4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 57%
2008 Barack Obama: 47% John McCain: 53%




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