Susan Brooks, ’85 Wins Primary
On May 8, 2012, Susan W. Brooks, ’85 won the hotly contested Republican primary race for Indiana’s 5th U.S. Congressional District. Brooks was one of 7 GOP candidates. She will now face Democrat Scott Reske in and Libertarian Chard Reid the November election.
Brooks, a former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College for the past four years. She was the law school’s 2006 Outstanding Alumna of the Year.
“We are extremely proud of Susan,” said Gary R. Roberts, Dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. “She is a perfect example of how our alumni take their law degrees and do even more than practice law. Many of them go on to become leaders in a variety fields, including in the political arena. We have alumni serving in leadership roles in all branches of government and many of our graduates were successful in the primary elections this year."