INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch recently hosted a fireside chat with State Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis).

“Senator Breaux’s story of becoming a legislator is incredible and inspiring,” Crouch said. “I hope the stories we share help give some perspective to Hoosiers who want to learn more about their senators and representatives, and the work they do for their constituents and people across the state.”

The discussion between Crouch and Breaux was part of the lieutenant governor’s 2021 Fireside Chat Series. Crouch said she wanted to use this platform as an opportunity for Hoosiers to learn more about their lawmakers, the paths that took them to serve on the legislature and to find out more about the interests of Indiana senators and representatives.

Breaux was first elected to the Indiana Senate in 2006.

“I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down with Lt. Governor Crouch,” Breaux said. “It is difficult now more than ever to connect with people who live different lives and come from different communities, so I am encouraged by her zeal to open her doors for someone across the aisle. Being a Black, female legislator here in Indiana is rare, just 10% of legislators in Indiana are nonwhite and just 24% are women. It was nice for her to get to know me personally instead of as a politician or as a Democrat.”

Breaux represents Senate District 34, which consists of the near eastside of Indianapolis, including portions of Center, Lawrence, Warren and Washington townships.

You can watch the fireside chat here.