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Vice-Mayor, Community Advocate, Christian, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Friend

Madelyn Scales-Harris was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. As a Murfreesboro native, Scales Harris was educated in Murfreesboro City Schools and graduated in the Central High School Class of 1970. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Madelyn worked for State Farm as a Business Account Underwriter until her retirement in 2014.

Madelyn was raised by a mother and father that were very active in the Murfreesboro community. Her father, Robert "Tee-Niny" Scales was the first black male Vice-Mayor in Murfreesboro history. Her mother, Mary Caruthers Scales,  would become the first female to serve on the Murfreesboro City Council. Madelyn follows in their footsteps as she became the first black female Vice-Mayor. 

Madelyn is, and has always been, very active in her community. She loves God and the people she serves. She is a member of First Baptist Church, volunteer for Alive Hospice,  and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.


Madelyn is the very proud mother of son, Robert Edmond Harris, ecstatic grandmother of granddaughter, Mariah Elizabeth (Angel Doll) Harris, who has forever changed her life with the joy she brings.  Scales Harris' motto in life is, “You don’t get where you are by yourself and should never forget where you came from, because when you lose sight of your beginnings, you cease to be humble”.

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