André Carson was born and raised in Indianapolis. He received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and management from Concordia University Wisconsin, and a master of science degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University. At a young age, Carson’s interest in public service was shaped by his grandmother, the late Congresswoman Julia Carson. Carson grew up in a rough neighborhood, and he credits that experience for shaping his policy views on issues like education, public safety and economic opportunity.

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