Christine Altman was first elected to the Hamilton County Commissioners in 2003. District 1 represents the City of Carmel and Clay Township.
A native of Ft. Wayne, Altman obtained her undergraduate degree from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business in 1977 with a major in accounting. She was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1981, where she graduated Cum Laude. Altman has been in private practice for over 36 years concentrating her efforts in business, probate, and real estate law at Altman Poindexter & Wyatt, Attorneys at Law.
Prior to becoming a County Commissioner, Altman served on the Hamilton County Council. As a Commissioner, she is actively involved in many state and local boards representing the citizens and taxpayers of the County. Altman is an active member of the Indiana Commission for Women, having previously been appointed chair of the Commission by former Governor Mike Pence. She also serves as the Hamilton County Representative of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) and the US31 Coalition.
Altman chairs the Conner Prairie Museum Board of Directors and has been pro bono legal counsel for the Carmel High School Vocational Building Trades Corporation for 25 years. She is a former president and dean of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy and former director of the Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce.
Altman and her husband live in Carmel. They have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, road trips with her husband, and canoeing and kayaking along the White River in Hamilton County.