District 3, Christine Scales
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Christine Scales

5133 Plantation Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-578-8901
Christine Scales is a City-County Councillor representing District 3, serving her third Council term.  Christine was born in Montreal, Canada to German immigrant parents who eventually moved to the United States. She became a naturalized citizen and spent most of her youth in Munster, Indiana, located in the northwest corner of the state. She graduated from Munster High School.
Christine attended Indiana University, Bloomington on a full academic scholarship and received a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in both German and Telecommunications. She was awarded a postgraduate grant to study at the Free University of Berlin.
Christine has worked in public relations, sales with IBM and medical supply companies, and spent several years as a substitute teacher at the high school level. She and her husband Richard are the parents of three sons.  Andrew is married, finishing his PhD work at Princeton Theological Seminary and works as a Princeton University Chaplain. William is an MD, enrolled as a Radiology Resident through the  IU School of  Medicine, and Joseph is a third year law student at IU McKinney School of Law.
Christine began her political career as a campaign volunteer, precinct committeeman, ward chairman, and as a member of the Washington Township Board. Christine’s years of service in urban ministries as a member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church cultivated a desire to serve through political means, those who are struggling economically, who are not mainstream, and who need help to realize their potential and their best within the community.
While the job of a City-County Councillor is considered a part-time position, Christine believes the District requires fulltime attention. She spends much of her days consulting with community representatives, researching issues, and working with neighborhood organizations to protect and improve the areas in which they live. Throughout her Council tenure, Christine has served as a member of many committees, with particularly dedicated focus to her role on the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee .  She has been committed to addressing public safety issues that threaten the well being of our community. Christine has dedicated her time to ensuring that public safety agencies receive the needed resources to protect the public with the highest levels of professionalism.  Christine’s partnership with law enforcement officials has earned her the FOP’s “Friend of Law Enforcement” award.
Christine is also known for her relentless pursuit in revitalizing the District’s most challenged neighborhoods.  She joined with community leaders and developers to bring a YMCA and a much needed grocery store to an East 38th Street neighborhood, which had been designated a food desert.  
Christine has received recognition for her Council service to the community by such organizations as the Greater Allisonville Community Council, The Coalition of Northeast Neighborhoods, and was named a Forest Manor Multi Service Center Champion award winner.