• Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

Born and raised in Southwestern Indiana by her mother, now a retired factory worker, and her father, now a retired union carpenter and union coal miner, Carla Hayden learned the importance of family and the value of hard work.  


After graduating with honors from Pike Central High School near Petersburg, Indiana,  and a break to start a family, Carla attended Vincennes University full-time during the day while working full-time in a factory at night in order to further her education.


Since graduating cum laude in 1989 with a degree in Paralegal Studies, Carla has used her degree in both the public and private sector, including serving nearly 8 years as Chief Deputy Clerk.  As Clerk of the Circuit Court, Carla will bring to the job a working knowledge of both the legal system and county government, including those duties specific to the clerk's office.


Carla has lived in Evansville, Indiana, with her daughter since 1998.  She is currently employed as a paralegal to attorney Glenn A. Deig.

My Values 

Winnecke Testimonial

"Justice delayed is justice denied." 

William E. Gladstone

About Carla Hayden 

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“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” 

Abraham Lincoln