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


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: deputy mayor of Indianapolis, 1998-99; U.S. attorney, 2001-07; U.S. House, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 25, 1960; Auburn, Ind.
Residence: Carmel
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, David M. Brooks; two children
Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1982; Indiana U., Indianapolis, J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
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); Benghazi Attack

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalSusan Brooks (R) 105,23865.2
Shawn Denney (D) 49,70530.8
John Krom (LIBERT) 6,4064.0
2012generalSusan Brooks (R) 194,57058.4
Scott Reske (D) 125,34737.6
Richard Reid (LIBERT) 13,4424.0
Roll Call Vitals

361st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Indiana Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D) is 19th.

42nd

Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

4,284

Twitter Followers (@SusanWBrooks)

Rep. Susan W. Brooks has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.