Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks represents the 5th District of Indiana, which spans eight urban, suburban and rural counties in Central Indiana, including the north side of Indianapolis. She uses her background as a Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis, a U.S. Attorney and a community college administrator to improve education, jobs, health and homeland security.
Congresswoman Brooks currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, the Health, and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees. Through her membership on the Energy and Commerce Committee, she is working on mental health, substance abuse, biodefense and Medicaid reform issues. As a member of the Ethics Committee, she works with her colleagues to restore confidence in Congress. She also serves on the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.
Before joining the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Brooks received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, then went on to pursue a Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. In this position, she received bipartisan acclaim for her efforts to battle mortgage fraud, gun violence, drug trafficking, gangs, child exploitation and identity theft. Prior to her election, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College with a focus on statewide workforce development strategies.