2011 The Root 100

André Carson is a U.S. representative from Indiana's 7th District.

  • Influence: 57
  • Reach: 11.4
  • Substance: 5.0
  • Media Mentions: 967
  • Internet Mentions: 161000
  • Twitter Followers: 1646
  • André Carson

  • Played major role in Black Caucus' jobs tour that brought attention to high black unemployment.
  • Job: Congressman
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Twitter: @repandrecarson
  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Age: 36
  • Bio: After serving on the Indianapolis City Council, André Carson was elected to Congress in 2008, becoming one of only two Muslims in the House. Carson sits on the Committee on Financial Services and is not shy about voicing his opinions, telling a group of supporters this August: "Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree." He has also co-sponsored a bill to review state child support policies and remove barriers to fatherhood.Visit his website and like his Facebook page.