Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, who won a special election in March to succeed his grandmother, reported assets worth from $19,005 to $110,000 and student loan debts worth from $50,001 to $100,000.
Carson, the delegation's youngest member at 33, got a pay increase by coming to Congress. Carson reported earning $58,400 last year from the state, the City-County Council and Cripe Architects and Engineers.
Before Carson joined Cripe Archietects and Engineers after becoming a member of the Indianapolis City-County Council last year, he was earning $47,648 as a state excise police officer. If you consider that Carson left his job with the state at the beginning of October, it appears he earned about $20,000 from Cripe and as a City-County Councilor, indicating his annual rate of pay from the government contractor for less than three months' work and as a city councilor for five months was close to $80,000. Carson and his wife own a newer home in the redeveloped Fall Creek Place. Groppe's report only notes student loan debt of between $50,001 to $100,000 and assets of less than $110,000. Groppe's report says nothing about a home mortgage. Carson now earns $169,300 as a member of Congress.