Candidate Details

André Carson

House - Incumbent

Congressman André Carson has represented Indiana’s Seventh Congressional District since 2008. After a career in public service, working variously for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security, and as a member of the Indianapolis/Marion city-county council, Rep. Carson ran for Congress in a special election in 2008, filling the seat held by his late grandmother, Julia Carson. With this election, he became the second Muslim elected to Congress. The Congressman serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chairs the Emerging Threats Subcommittee. He is also Senior Whip for the House Democratic Caucus.

Congressman Carson was first endorsed by JStreetPAC in 2016 and has been a consistent ally of the two-state solution, human rights in the Middle East and the Iran nuclear deal. In the last Congress, he signed onto letters calling for easing the blockade on Gaza and reaffirming support for the two-state solution. This session, he was a cosponsor of H.Res. 326, which gets Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.