State Rep. Robin Shackleford

Elected 2012, House District 98 Shackleford serves as Ranking Minority member of the Public Health Committee. She is also on the Courts and Criminal Code Committee, and the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. Shackleford is also chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.

Shackleford is an independent life & health insurance broker. She was previously a project manager for both Crowe Horwath and Engaging Solutions consulting firms. 

Shackleford worked for Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson as the Diversity Affairs Director. Shackleford has worked as a policy and research specialist for the Indiana Health Care Association. 

Shackleford is a graduate of Indiana University and IUPUI, having earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public affairs. She currently serves as board President for Pathway Resource Center. And was a former board member for Indy Reads & Martin University. 

Other civic involvement includes National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Indianapolis Chapter; Eastern Star Church; National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program; Concerned Clergy; and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  • Champion Award; 2016–Pathway Resource Center
  • Crystal Gavel Award; 2017–National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Capitol Caregiver Award; 2017–AARP Indiana
  • Women in Government Honoree; 2018–Governing Institute
  • Legislator of the Year; 2018–Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Touchstone Award; 2019–Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis
  • William “Bill” Crawford Minority Health Power Award; 2019–Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC)
  • Legislator of the Year Award; 2019–National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Drum Major for Political and Social Justice Award; 2019–Baptist Minister Alliance
  • Legislator of the Year; 2020–Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation (Non-Partisan Quaker Lobbying Group)
  • Next Level 2.0 Award; 2021–Pathway Resource Center
  • New Deal Leader; 2021–The New Deal
Legislative Achievements

During her time in the legislature, State Rep. Robin Shackleford has fought for measures to improve the health of Hoosiers. In 2014, she spearheaded the launch of Indiana’s telemedicine pilot program. It allows patients to meet with their doctors through the Internet, improving the state’s overall health and lowering the cost of care. She has also spent the last four years working to develop a healthy food financing committee. Her efforts have led to the implementation of multiple legislative studies and the creation of a coalition of health organizations working to ensure food insecure Hoosiers gain access to nutritious dietary options.

Awards
  • Women in Government honoree; 2018 - Governing Institute
  • Crystal Gavel Award; 2017 - National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Legislator of the Year; 2018 - IN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Capitol Caregiver; 2017 - AARP Indiana
  • Touchstone Award; 2019 - Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis
  • William "Bill" Crawford Minority Health Power Award; 2019 - Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC)
  • Legislator of the Year; 2019 - National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Drum Major for Political and Social Justice; 2019 - Baptist Minister Alliance
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