Julia Carson (born Julia May Porter on July 8, 1938) is United States Representative from Indiana, representing the 7th district . She has been a member of the House since 1997.
Carson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis. She was educated at both Martin University in Indianapolis and at Indiana University-Purdue University.
Prior to entering the House, she was a secretary for United Auto Workers local 550, a staff assistant to Representative Andrew Jacobs, Jr., and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate. Carson is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.