State Rep. Carey Hamilton

State Representative Carey Hamilton was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives on November 8, 2016, to represent Indiana House District 87.

Hamilton 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.

Hamilton was the executive director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) for nine 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, Hamilton owned an environmental consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she served as a program manager for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and as the first leader of Indiana’s Greening the Government Program.

Additionally, Hamilton co-led environmental programs for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, and is a board member of both Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition. She is 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.

Hamilton is a graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis and has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is married to Derek and has two children.

Current Issues
  • Improving school safety
  • Redistricting reform
  • Providing Pre-K for all
  • Environmental protections
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Addressing the opioid crisis
Legislative Achievements

Rep. Carey Hamilton has focused her attention on ways to make Indiana schools safer, and has led debate on initiatives that are designed to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Her legislative priorities have included infrastructure improvements, protections for homeowners, and attempting to curb dangerous chemicals in our homes.

Awards
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program; 2011
  • Institute for Conservation Leadership's Executive Leadership Program; 2013
  • "Forty Under 40" up-and-coming leaders; 2010 – Indianapolis Business Journal
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