In January 2016, Laura Campbell begins her first term as a member of the Carmel City Council, representing the Northwest District. Laura strongly believes that a council member is a steward of the taxpayers' money, and as a pragmatic fiscal conservative, she promises that she will carefully consider each project and issue that comes before the council.
Laura is also a staunch advocate for public safety. She graduated from the Carmel Citizens Police Academy in 2010, and completed the Hamilton County Fire Ops program in October 2015.
Laura was born in Connecticut, and lived in New Jersey for a number of years before her family moved to Carmel in 1977. She is a graduate of Carmel High School, and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. During her high school and college years, Laura had planned on leaving Carmel and living back on the east coast, but after graduation, she took a job promoting the city of Indianapolis while living in Carmel.
Although Laura lived in Marion County for a few years, she came back to live in Carmel in 2001 when she married her husband Rick. Rick is Judge of Hamilton County Superior Court 4. Laura has a daughter and two sons, and her son Ben attends Carmel Middle School and is active in Dads Club sports. She is a member of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.
Active in politics, Laura serves as Vice Chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party and serves on the Fifth Congressional District Central Committee. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman, Laura served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party, and has been a precinct committeeman since 2002. Laura also has worked in commercial real estate marketing, and in public relations.
Having worked in marketing on city image campaigns, Laura understands that Carmel is competing with other cities on a national basis for corporate headquarters, businesses, and families who want a safe community to live in, with low taxes, great schools, and amenities.
Continuing to make our community attractive for businesses and families will be a top priority for Laura.