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Congressman Carson names new Communications Director

Apr 7, 2014
Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis native Jennifer Wagner begins today as Communications Director for Congressman André Carson. She will be based in the Indianapolis district office.

Wagner is a former Indianapolis Star reporter who has served as Communications Director for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and Deputy Director of Public Affairs for National Nuclear Security Administration, the federal agency in Washington that oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and the largest nonproliferation program in the world.

For the past three years, Wagner has run her own public relations consulting firm. She most recently led the statewide communications effort for Freedom Indiana, the bipartisan group of businesses, non-profits, academic and faith institutions and thousands of Hoosiers who successfully pushed back Indiana's divisive gay marriage ban.

She is a graduate of Park Tudor School who holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington and a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She is admitted to practice law in Indiana.

Wagner and her husband, Gordon Hendry, live in Downtown Indianapolis with their two children, Alexandra and Austin.

She may be reached at or 317-283-6516.