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Breaux legislation to become law

May 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Breaux legislation to become law

INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) proposed a number of bills during the legislative session that were approved by the General Assembly and are expected to be signed into law by the governor. […]

Breaux equal pay measure rejected by Republicans on Equal Pay Day

April 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Breaux equal pay measure rejected by Republicans on Equal Pay Day

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Senate Republicans rejected a proposal offered by Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) that would ensure fair pay regardless of gender, race or national origin and would give the […]

Breaux: After Indianapolis manhole explosions, there’s a question about priorities

March 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Breaux: After Indianapolis manhole explosions, there’s a question about priorities

By Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux

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Transparency and accountability. Those are the first two words that came to my mind when I first heard about the manhole explosions that rocked downtown Indianapolis […]

Senate Committee approves auto-injectable epinephrine proposal

March 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Senate Committee approves auto-injectable epinephrine proposal

INDIANAPOLIS- A proposal sponsored by State Senator Jean Breaux (D- Indianapolis) regarding auto-injectable epinephrine passed the Senate Health Care and Provider Services committee.

“This can be a matter of life and death in some instances,” said […]

Moral cowardice sinks much-needed conversation on sex education

March 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Moral cowardice sinks much-needed conversation on sex education

By Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux

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Courage. It’s an attribute we celebrate as a society. It’s a virtue we encourage our children to embrace. Stand up for what’s right, be strong and […]

A dedicated, hard-working public servant, Jean Breaux was elected to the State Senate in December of 2006 and elected Assistant Democratic Leader by the Senate Democratic Caucus in 2012. Breaux formerly served as Assistant Democratic Caucus Chair.

With extensive experience working in community-based economic development and workforce training, Breaux’s work focuses on creating and retaining good jobs in Indiana – particularly in areas with high rates of unemployment. She is also an outspoken advocate on education, health care and labor issues.

She has worked for the Community Development Corporation and the Indiana Department of Commerce where she attracted and retained Indiana businesses and jobs.

She is also an active community member volunteering for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Member Diversity Committee, Junior Achievement of Indiana and the United Way of Central Indiana. Breaux is a member of the Indianapolis Urban League, the NAACP and a past board member for the National Kidney Foundation.

In the State Senate, Breaux serves as the Ranking Democrat of the Health and Provider Services Committee and the Utilities Committee. She also serves on the Standing Committees on Environmental Affairs; Ethics; Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Local Government; Rules and Legislative Procedure; and Joint Rules. Breaux is also a member of the Indiana Recycling Market Development Board.

She is appointed to serve on the Agriculture and Energy Committee and the Environment Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. In 2009, Breaux was selected to attend the Program for Emerging Political Leaders hosted by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Breaux attended Boston University and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also earned professional certificates from the Economic Development Institute and the International Economic Development Council.

She attends Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and resides, with her family, in Indianapolis.

Indiana General Assembly Standing Committees:

Commerce/Utilities (Ranking Minority Member)

Ethics

Family & Children

Health & Provider Services ( Ranking Minority Member)

  • Public Health Subcommittee
  • Provider Services Subcommittee

Joint Rules

Local Government

Rules & Legislative Procedure

Tax & Fiscal Policy

Other Indiana General Assembly Affliations:

Indiana Rural Caucus

National Committee Appointments:

National Conference of State Legislatures Budgets and Revenue Committee


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