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Seeking re-election in 2023

It has been my pleasure serving as your Councilman for the past 3 years and I am excited to announce my campaign for re-election in 2023. During this first term, we've aided in the expansion of current businesses while also successfully recruiting new ones. Not only has our city been able to balance its annual budget, but we've also developed a rainy day fund to set aside finances for future emergencies. Even through the pandemic we've been able to continue to improve our infrastructure while also providing direct services and supports. New strategic partnerships with our local school district and community leaders has led to the establishment of a youth mentoring program and other youth development services.


As you can see, and hopefully feel, we've made progress in many areas, but we are just getting started. Let's continue to prioritize our district 's economic development, public safety, and youth development so that our community can thrive in every aspect of life. Thank you for your ongoing support and for sharing your perspectives with me during my first term. As your councilman, I promise to continue to listen, learn, and represent you with integrity every single day.


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Barry Tyler Jr. is a Hammond native and is running for re-election as 3rd District City Councilman in Hammond, Indiana. Barry graduated from Wabash College in 2006 where he double majored in Speech and Political Science. After graduation, he returned home and became a member of the United Steelworkers of America while working at a local manufacturing plant. Since 2008, he has spent his career in the non-profit sector focusing on improving the overall quality of life for all residents. He got his start as the Executive Director of The First Tee of Hammond (Lake County) but has experience working with foundations and other service organizations throughout Northwest Indiana.  For the past 13 years, he has also served as an assistant varsity football coach at Hammond High School, his alma mater. As a councilman, Barry has focused on uniting the larger community around economic development throughout the city, recruiting and maintaining businesses in the 3rd District that meet the daily needs of citizens and improving the overall safety and appearance of neighborhoods.


Barry currently serves as the Indiana Director for Empower Schools, an educational nonprofit organization that works with communities to design and launch sustainable local partnerships that enable transformative district schools. 


He is also a: 

√  Lifelong Hammond resident

√  Proud product of the School City of Hammond

√  17 year Hammond High Athletic Coach (football, basketball & golf)

√  NWI Times Top 20 Under 40 Award Recipient

√  Former Neighborhood Watch President - Harrison Park

√  Indiana Democratic Party 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Project Fellow

√  Proven business and nonprofit leader

√  Former Board Member with The First Tee of Lake County 

√  Graduate of Wabash College (Speech and Political Science)

√  Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

√  Former member of the United Steelworkers

√  Staff member with the American Legion Hoosier Boys State Program

√  Board Member with the Hammond Education Foundation Blueprint

     Advisory Program

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