|U.S. House, Indiana, District 5|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Dan Burton (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Homestead High School|
|Bachelor's||Miami University of Ohio|
|J.D.||Indiana University Indianapolis School of Law|
|Date of birth||Aug. 25, 1960|
|Place of birth||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Brooks won election on November 6, 2012.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Brooks is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.
- Homestead High School
- Miami University of Ohio, B.A.
- Indiana University Indianapolis School of Law, J.D.
- 2007-Present: Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College
- 2001-2007: Appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana
- 1999-2001: Practiced law at the Indianapolis law firm of Ice Miller in the Government Services Practice Group, Criminal defense attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of McClure, McClure and Kammen 
- 1998-1999: Served as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis
Brooks serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
- Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Committee on Ethics
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Chair
- Subcommittee on Transportation Security
Brooks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 5th District. Brooks defeated Jack Lugar, John McGoff, David McIntosh, Jason Anderson, Bill Salin, Matthew Mount, and Wayne Seybold in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Scott Reske in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Indiana District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"|
Brooks received endorsements from Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, former U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels, former Indiana Republican Party Chairman Rex Early, and former Indiana Republican Party Chairman and Indiana State Senator Murray Clark, as well as numerous county and city endorsements. In April 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Brooks in the 5th district race.
Comprehensive donor information for Brooks is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brooks raised a total of $1,440,815 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.
|Susan Brooks's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Indiana, District 5)||$1,440,815|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,440,815|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 5th Congressional District, 2012 - Susan Brooks Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,440,815|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,265,519|
|Top contributors to Susan Brooks's campaign committee|
|Eli Lilly & Co||$28,591|
|Barnes & Thornburg||$25,500|
|Ice Miller LLP||$21,650|
|Faegre Baker Daniels||$18,550|
|Krieg Devault LLP||$13,550|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Brooks missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Brooks' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,694,031 and $6,910,000. That averages to $4,302,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
Voting with party
Susan Brooks voted with the Republican Party 98% of the time, which ranked 29th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.
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- Politico "5 primaries to watch" Accessed April 18, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
- Susan Brooks for Congress "Meet Susan" Accessed January 27, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
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- Susan Brooks for Congress "Endorsements" Accessed April 13, 2012
- IndyStar "Indiana's 5th Congressional District: Exit by Dan Burton opens up race" Accessed April 25, 2012
- Open Secrets "Susan Brooks" Accessed April 7, 2013
- Open Secrets "Susan Brooks 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- GovTrack, "Susan Brooks," Accessed April 1, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Brooks (R-Ind), 2011"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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