A dedicated community leader and nonprofit executive
Christina Hale is a dedicated community leader and nonprofit executive running for Congress to fight for Hoosier working families. Christina became a single mom at the age of 19, an experience that helped inspire her to dedicate her career to helping others. “I learned how to get things done early in my career as a hard-working single mom. I put myself through school, worked a number of jobs to pay the bills, and made sure my young son was picked up at preschool on time. Like for many families, getting ahead required sacrifice, hustle, and drive,” she has said. Christina worked her way through Purdue University and went on to have a successful career focused on community and economic development, setting families up for success, and helping solve health care problems for people in Indiana and around the world. She was elected to the Indiana state House in 2012 and quickly established a reputation as a tireless worker focused on getting results for Hoosier working families, even as a member of a superminority. As one of the only members of the Indiana legislature of Latinx descent at the time, Christina, who is Cuban-American, gave Hoosiers a new voice in Indianapolis. She most recently served as executive director of Kiwanis Youth Programs, where she has led programs locally and globally to improve the lives of children by expanding access to health care, education, and leadership opportunities.
A lifelong Hoosier fighting for Indiana working families
Christina is running for Congress to expand economic opportunity for Indiana working families. “Whether it was doing what’s best for my family or moving forward in my career, I’ve had to work for it,” she has said. “That’s exactly what Hoosiers can expect of me in Congress, where I’ll fight every day to make life better for people who need affordable health care, and work to ensure that we have an economy where every family gets a fair shot.” When elected, Christina will be a fierce advocate for Hoosiers in Washington.
An opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue
Christina is running for the open seat currently held by retiring Republican Congresswoman Susan Brooks. In 2020 we have the opportunity to help Christina flip this competitive seat and strengthen our House majority. Deep-pocketed special interest allies will do everything they can to keep this seat, but Christina has what it takes to turn this seat blue with our help. Indiana’s 5th Congressional District has never before elected a Democratic woman to the House, but Christina is poised to make history as the first. Let’s show Christina the full support of the EMILY’s List community and help elect this champion for Indiana working families to Congress.