Carlos May of Indianapolis has always been an active citizen, volunteering in the community and working in government. Due to the recent decisions of Congress, Carlos says he feels compelled to take action. Currently, he serves the City of Indianapolis, working as a Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison. Carlos takes great pride in helping the citizens of Indianapolis in his current role, but wants to do more — for the city and the nation. That’s why he’s decided to run for Indiana’s Seventh Congressional District seat. He intends to qualify in the 2010 Republican Primary.
Carlos grew up in an Army family. This gave him the opportunity to live in several places in the United States as well as Europe, Japan and Mexico. By the fifth grade, his father retired from active duty and the family settled in the Indianapolis area, where generations of May family members had lived. Carlos graduated from Zionsville High School. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wabash College in 2001. Carlos went straight to law school after graduating from Wabash, and in 2003 earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in California.
Carlos worked in a variety of positions before serving the City of Indianapolis in the Mayor’s Office. As Director of West Coast Operations for Marathon Building Services, a large building services corporation, Carlos managed multiple crews and work sites for both private and military clients. Carlos worked as an International Manager for DFS Galleria, a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennesy, responsible for preparing multimillion dollar purchases and distribution orders for clients in the U.S., Guam and Japan. A bilingual speaker, Carlos has also worked as a Consultant for Zebulon Inc., providing advice on business management, demographic awareness and advertising for family-owned businesses in the Indianapolis Latino community.
Community involvement and volunteerism have always been a big part of Carlos’ life. He participates in the HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) reading program — a local peer mentoring program for young children in Indianapolis. For several years now, Carlos has been volunteering his services throughout Central Indiana as a translator/interpreter for non-English speakers. Carlos also serves on the Board of Directors for Beacon of Hope Center for Women, a support center for women and children victims of domestic violence. He is active in the Charles F. Frank Masonic Lodge and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite here in Indianapolis. Carlos lives in Pike Township with his wife Risa, a Special Education teacher.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Carlos May To Make 7th District Bid Official On Monday
Republican Carlos May plans to make his 7th District congressional run official on Monday at noon at a business corridor location in the 2600 block of West Washington Street. May, who is a neighborhood liaison for Mayor Greg Ballard, plans to give up his city job to campaign full time. May will have at least one well known opponent, Marvin Scott, a four-time loser who ran three times in the past for the 7th District (and former 10th District) seat unsuccessfully and lost a U.S. Senate race to Evan Bayh in 2004. His press release about Monday's announcement reads as follows: