Carl Brizzi recently added his name to a list of candidates who are seeking Indiana’s 5th District Congressional seat. Incumbent Republican Susan Brooks announced last year that she will not seek reelection.
A Fishers resident, attorney and former Marion County prosecutor, Brizzi declares himself a conservative Republican.
“I am a battle-tested, experienced, tough prosecutor who knows what’s right and isn’t afraid to fight those who exploit fear and steal liberty,” Brizzi said. “Our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms are under constant attack, and I’m ready to enter the battle and defend our families.”
Brizzi said just two platform points are the focus of his campaign – protecting fundamental liberties of freedom of speech and the right to bear arms.
Brizzi was involved in several investigations and was suspended from practicing law for a short time, but he claims the investigation was the result of a Democrat attacking Brizzi.
“Like President Trump, I know what it’s like when opponents use fake news and lies to advance their own careers. An ambitious liberal Democrat attacked me in order to advance his political career,” Brizzi stated in an email. “I was found innocent, but the publicity advanced his political ambitions. I’m not in this race because I need a paycheck and I’m not running as a vanity project. I’m running for Congress because I’m a tough battle-tested prosecutor who knows what’s right and who isn’t afraid to fight. No one in this race is perfect, I certainly never claimed to be. But I’ll stack my record up against anyone’s in this race.”
Brizzi graduated from North Central High School in 1986, from Indiana University in 1990 and in 1993 from the Valparaiso School of Law. He served as Marion County prosecutor from 2003 to 2010 and is an attorney at Lewis & Wilkins.
Brizzi is married to Kim. They have six children, Catherine, 27, Emily, 24, Cooper, 21, Lauren, 20, Haley, 19, and CJ, 17.
In addition to Brizzi, 14 other Republicans are vying for the 5th District seat. They are: Kent Abernathy, Andrew Bales, Micah Beckwith, Allen Davidson, Chuck Dietzen, Beth Henderson, Matt Hook, Matthew Hullinger, Kelly Mitchell, Danny Niederberger, Mark Small, Victoria Spartz, Russell Stwalley and Victor Wakley. Democrats seeking the seat are Jennifer Christie, Christina Hale, Andy Jacobs, Ralph Spelbring and Dee Thornton.