State Representative Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) was elected on November 8, 2016, to represent Indiana House District 87.
Carey has served as a nonprofit executive and has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. During that time, she has managed various policy development initiatives and public outreach programs.
Carey was the Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) for several years, beginning in September 2008. Under her leadership, the IRC won two national awards recognizing it as a leader among state recycling organizations.
Prior to serving in this post, Carey served as a program manager for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and had served previously as the leader of Gov. Frank O’Bannon’s “Greening the Government” Program.
In addition, Carey co-led environmental programs for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, is a board member of both Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition, a member of the IUPUI Sustainability Advisory Council, a 2011 graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program, a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Conservation Leadership’s Executive Leadership Program, and was named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” up-and-coming leaders in 2010.
Carey is a graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis and has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is married to Derek Hamilton and has two children in middle school.