In January 2016, Laura Campbell began her first term as a member of the Carmel City Council, representing the Northwest District. She currently serves as the council’s appointee to the Carmel Plan Commission and chairs the Land Use Committee.
Recognizing the importance of a safe community to the well-being of its community, Laura is 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’s 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 serves as Judge of the Hamilton County Superior Court 4. Laura is a mother to three children, and her youngest son attends Carmel High School. Laura and her family are members of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Active in politics, Laura serves as Chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party. She began serving as Chairman in March 2016 and was elected to a full four-year term in March 2017. Laura was previously Vice Chairman for the party and had served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party for nine years. Laura also has worked in commercial real estate marketing and in public relations. In her free time, Laura enjoys exploring the city on her bicycle and attending the many fairs and festivals that the city has to offer.