Andre Carson, who won a special election for the seat last month, has the least business experience. He spent most of his career working with the Indiana Excise Police. Many in business here met Carson when he was appointed to a City-County Council seat last year.
Carson, grandson of the late Congresswoman Julia Carson, did not respond to telephone messages seeking comment.
The question remains: Will his famous name be enough to overcome the other candidates' business savvy?
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Carson On Job Creation: No Comment
Star business columnist John Ketzenberger says the four leading candidates for the 7th District congressional race put job creation at the top of their list of concerns, which he says is "music to local business leaders." Each candidate brings his or her own strengths, except for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson. He's no match for former Wellpoint executive Dr. Woody Myers, newspaper business manager Carolene Mays or the extensive plans of professor and doctor David Orentlicher. On Carson, Ketzenberger writes: