Together, we will ensure our taxpayer dollars are used effectively and efficiently to make Carmel the best place in the country to live, work, raise a family and retire.

I’m an award-winning business executive, community leader, wife and mom who has dedicated the last 12 years to Carmel’s success.

Now, I want you to put me to work to take Carmel to even greater heights...but I need your help.

Indianapolis Monthly Q&A Sue Finkam Candidate for Mayor


Creative Problem-SolvER

I will find innovative ways to solve old problems and tackle new challenges – a hallmark of my executive leadership style.


I will seek out ways to collaborate with residents, businesses, community groups and others to position Carmel for success.

Community Builder

I will work to diligently to unite community members to ensure everyone participates in Carmel’s success. 


I will partner with employees to set a course for success that builds on our previous wins and takes us to newer heights. 


"Sue is a goal-oriented team player. Her thoughtful, data-driven leadership style helped our business unit transition during turbulent times, and greatly benefitted our mission of caring for people."
Kim Mendenhall, Sue's former leader, Ascension St. Vincent
"I love Carmel, and more than anything, I love the people in it! I want to make sure our future is strong because I'm raising my daughter here. That's why I'm supporting Sue. She has a clear vision for the future and the experience to keep Carmel safe and thriving."
Kerry Besaw, Carmel mom
"As proud, 40 year Carmel residents, we take great pleasure in supporting Sue as our next mayor. She is a proven leader who is uniquely qualified to build on our city’s many successes. As a thoughtful and highly capable professional, she brings a rare and true sense of collaboration and engagement to her leadership style. We trust her to protect and enhance our city's future and our extraordinary quality of life. Please join us in supporting Sue to be our next mayor."
Karen and Kelly Hindman, Carmel residents
“Sue and I met before she decided to run for Carmel City Council to discuss ideas for how position Carmel for long-term success. Her creativity, strategic thinking skills and focus on getting things done has served Carmel well since she was elected to the City Council. Her contagious positive attitude and willingness to tackle tough problems is exactly what Carmel needs moving forward."
Larry Gigerich, executive managing director, Ginovus
“I have been privileged to work with Sue for many years, both as a police officer and during my time as an executive board member with the Carmel Fraternal Order of Police. Sue has always been genuinely involved in matters related to public safety. As a resident and employee of Carmel, it has been a privilege to watch her serve this community from behind the scenes. Sue refuses to back down from challenging decisions. She approaches projects with integrity, enthusiasm, and open communication, ensuring everyone has a voice. Sue embodies all the qualities of great leadership which has made her an extremely accomplished businesswoman. I am excited to see all the great things she has yet to accomplish for the City of Carmel.”
Nate Hill, master patrol officer and Carmel resident, City of Carmel
"Throughout the many years I have known Sue, she has been instrumental in improving the quality of life for the members of our community. Whether assisting with initiatives to improve our way of life, or successfully getting cross walk caution lights installed to improve safety, Sue has been in lockstep with the best practices and needs of Carmel’s unique neighborhoods. We can’t wait to see what other forward thinking Sue will bring to Carmel - she’s the best!"
Scott Toussaint
Dr. Scott Toussaint, president, Prairie View Homeowner’s Association, Carmel
"Sue, on behalf of our HOA , I wanted to thank you for your efforts on behalf of our HOA. Without you the roundabout at 126th street and Gray Road would not have been completed to our satisfaction."
Bill Huntington
Bill Huntington, president, The Terraces at Mohawk Crossing HOA
"I have been fortunate for the past twelve years in my capacity as a patrolman, and an officer on the Fraternal Order of Police's Executive Board, to observe Sue in action. Sue is an effective, compassionate and employee-centered leader. In my many interactions with her over the years, she is always focused on how she can help make Carmel the best city to live, work and visit. She does this by listening and truly caring for employees' well being. She understands that one of the things that makes Carmel such an appealing place to live is the development and support of a professional work force. With Sue leading our great city, I can only see Carmel's continued growth and leadership nationally."
Matthew Broadnax, master patrolman and Carmel resident, City of Carmel
"I have known Sue Finkam since 2005 when we were on the team that opened IU Health North Hospital She is super smart, level headed and calm, and most importantly, very ethical and fair. Sue was one of the first hires at North, and she was involved in creating five maxims that focused our important work in caring for the community. I saw her put these maxims into practice as a director, role model and mentor. I still believe strongly that ethics and kindness in leadership are the only way to really achieve true excellence. This is why I 100% support Sue Finkam for Carmel Mayor. I know she will be an amazing leader for our community.
Julia Whiteker, former co-worker
"Sue is well respected as a council member who represents the interests of her constituents in all that she does. I have met few as dedicated or as committed as Sue to bettering her community and the quality of life for those who live and work here."
Ryan Bonnell, business owner and Carmel resident
"I consider myself a peer and friend of Sue’s. Not only does Sue excel in marketing and business development, she is a trusted mentor and community leader. I would love to see her serve in a greater capacity for the City of Carmel."
Tracy Miller, business strategist and Carmel resident
"Sue is a forward-thinking business leader who works hard to create trust and drive results, both in the workplace or in the community. Sue will do an excellent job as Carmel's next mayor."
Kristin Craig, healthcare leader and Carmel resident