Tippecanoe County Council At Large

Monica Casanova

As a former public library director, Monica Casanova has a keen understanding of local taxes and government funding processes. She also has advanced degrees from IUPUI in Public History and Library Science. Monica Casanova is a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and Purdue University. Monica is also the Assistant Director of the Immigration Clinic at Lafayette Urban Ministry and teaches English as a second language at the Learning Network. Monica herself is an immigrant, born in Mexico, raised in southern California and Indiana. Previously she has served on the legislative committee of the Indiana Library Federation, interacting with state legislators and advocating on behalf of libraries. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2002 thanks to the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act signed by Ronald Reagan. For the last twelve years she had worked as a librarian and library administrator. Monica lives in Lafayette with her husband and two daughters. Monica has been dedicated both in her career and community activities to make the Greater Lafayette Area a welcoming place for all people to work, live, and raise a family. She is bicultural and bilingual. She volunteers at the homeless shelter and is the Vice President of the Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies board. She looks forward to bring this experience to the Tippecanoe County Council. Monica is running because growing up she never saw anyone who looked like her in local government. She understands the power of representation and is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in Tippecanoe County.

Monica platform:

Make the council representative of the community it serves
Make Tippecanoe County welcoming to all
Prioritizing funding of initiatives to increase the diversity and long term well-being of Tippecanoe County