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200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467
Legislative Assistant: Tyler Hempfling

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

March 26th, 2015|Comments Off

By Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux

Word count: 422

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

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

By Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux

Word count: 443

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 […]

Education committee blocks sex education standards

February 18th, 2015|Comments Off

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 […]

Breaux sex education proposal to be considered by committee

February 16th, 2015|Comments Off

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 […]

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

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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