Virginia Senator and U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) visited Carmel last week to offer his endorsement for Republican Congressional candidate Susan Brooks.
Brooks, a Carmel resident, is currently running for Congress in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, which covers an area east and north of Indianapolis from Shelbyville to Huntington, including parts of Carmel, Noblesville and Fishers. Republican Dan Burton, who will retire at the end of this year, has represented the 5th District since 2000, when it was redistricted from the 6th District.
Brooks is an executive at Ivy Tech Community College, and was previously the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
“During tough times, including after the 9/11 attacks and when unemployment exceeded 10 percent, Susan has demonstrated an ability to solve big problems,” Cantor said.
“Her unique combination of experience and her priority of restoring the promise of America– the dream of a good education, a good job and a higher quality of life – to the next generation of Americans will make her an excellent representative in Congress for Hoosiers in the 5th district.”
Brooks will face off against Democrat Scott Reske and Libertarian Chard Reid in the November General Election.