INDIANAPOLIS- A proposal offered by Assistant Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) to require the State Departments of Health and Education to jointly identify appropriate academic standards concerning health and sex education failed to advance […]
INDIANAPOLIS- A proposal offered by State Senator Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) will be considered by the Senate Education and Career Development Committee later this week. Senate Bill (SB) 497 would require the Indiana Department of […]
INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democrats offered a number of legislative tweaks to a Republican-backed bill that would rewrite how the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) is staffed and remove Superintendent of Public instruction Glenda Ritz as chairperson […]
INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement after the Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure approved a proposal that would diminish […]
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly has discussed several proposals to start the 2015 legislative session. State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) has authored a number of initiatives, focusing on issues related to fair pay, racial […]
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)
Family & Children
Health & Provider Services ( Ranking Minority Member)
- Public Health Subcommittee
- Provider Services Subcommittee
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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