Andre Carson

Monday, September 17, 2007

Carson Lands Job With Architectural/Engineering Firm


Just days after taking his appointed seat on the City-County Council, Andre Carson has landed a job as a "marketing specialist" for Cripe Architects + Engineers, Inc. according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The firm does extensive government contracting work and boasts as major clients firms with close ties to Mayor Bart Peterson and Ice Miller’s Lacy Johnson, such as Browning Investments. The IBJ writes today:


Andre Carson, who last month took over the City-County Council seat of Patrice Abdullah, has been hired by Cripe Architects + Engineers Inc. as a marketing specialist.


Carson, 32, is a grandson of U.S. Rep. Julia Carson, D-Indianapolis. He most recently was an investigator for the Indiana State Excise Police.


"We hired him because we needed a marketing specialist, not be because we needed a city councilor," Cripe Senior Vice President Dennis Southerland said. "He’s a hard worker, a great young man."


Carson holds a Master of Science degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University, Southerland said.


Abdullah, a Democrat, resigned his seat last month after the blog Advance Indiana reported that he was living at an address outside his district.


Carson is representing the 15th District until Election Day, Nov. 6, and running for the seat.


Much of Cripe’s work centers on designing kindergarten-through-12th-grade schools as well as commercial projects by Browning Investments, Lauth Property Group and Duke Realty, and Clarian Health Partners.



The article claims Carson is running in the November 6 election. Again, Mr. Carson cannot be legally placed on the November ballot. Will someone in the GOP make sure Beth White has to comply with our election laws? A big hat tip to Polis Politics for catching this IBJ story.



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