Rep. Carey Hamilton | Biography

State Representative Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) was elected on November 8, 2016, to represent Indiana House District 87.

Carey is 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 has been the Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) since September 2008. Under Carey’s leadership, the IRC has won two national awards recognizing it as a leader among state recycling organizations.

In addition, Carey co-led environmental programs for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, she 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 Executive Director Leadership Program and was named one of Forty Under 40 up-and-coming leaders in 2010 by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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.