Senator Jean D. Breaux 2017-02-15T10:25:20+00:00
Senator Breaux

Senator Jean D. Breaux

Assistant Minority Floor Leader

Senate District 34

Legislative Assistant: Tyler Hempfling

Phone: 317-232-9534


Media Contact: Sean Mobley | 317-232-9507

200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Breaux concerned over Anthem, MDwise withdrawal from ACA marketplace

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Breaux concerned over Anthem, MDwise withdrawal from ACA marketplace

INDIANAPOLIS – Assistant Senate Democrat Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement after an announcement that Anthem and MDwise will withdraw from being Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace [...]

Breaux warns of costly lawsuit on newest abortion restriction proposal

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Breaux warns of costly lawsuit on newest abortion restriction proposal

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Assistant Democrat Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement after the passage of a controversial abortion proposal that would require parental consent of a [...]

Senator Breaux proposal passes unanimously in committee

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Senator Breaux proposal passes unanimously in committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Bill (SB) 389 passed 8-0 out of the Family and Children Services Committee on Monday. SB 389, authored by State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis), would allow incarcerated [...]


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, Utilities, and Commerce and Technology Committees. She also serves on the Standing Committees on Ethics; Local Government; Rules and Legislative Procedure; Joint Rules; Family and Children Services; Tax and Fiscal Policy Committees. Breaux is also a member of the Indiana Recycling Market Development Board and the State Workforce Innovation Council.

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:




Family and Children Services

Health and Provider Services (RMM)

Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse

Joint Rules

Local Government (RMM)

Rules and Legislative Procedure

Tax and Fiscal Policy

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Senate District 34

Indiana Senate District 34 includes the near eastside of Indianapolis including portions of Center, Washington, Lawrence and Warren Townships.

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