NewsPublic Affairs / July 11, 2019

Christina Hale Will Run For Congress In Indiana's 5th Congressional District

Photo by Lesley Weidenbener,

Photo by Lesley Weidenbener,

Former Democratic State Rep.Christina Hale announced Thursday that she will run for Congress in Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District.

"People want their representatives to not only understand but to feel the challenges they face. I know these challenges personally. I know the price of milk and how hard it can be to find quality daycare. I’ve been a single mom scrapping to balance work and school, and then repay my student loans and buy my first house,” said Hale. “Whether it was doing what’s best for my family or trying to get ahead in the working world, I’ve had to work for it. That’s exactly what Hoosiers can expect of me in Congress, where I’ll fight every day to make life better for people by lowering the cost of health care and working to ensure that we have an economy that works for everybody.”

Hale was first elected to the General Assembly in 2012.  Most recently, Hale served as the Executive Director of Kiwanis Youth Programs at Kiwanis International.

She was John Gregg's running mate during his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

Last month Susan Brooks, who has held the seat since 2012, announced she was retiring from Congress to spend more time with family.

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