Because of your trust and support, we were able to become the Democratic Candidate for 3rd District Hammond City Council. By winning the primary, we were able to send a message of hope, progress and inclusion. We were able to show that our community is ready for a more honest and asset-based approach to leadership and we are well on our way to a seat on the Hammond City Council. Read more election day coverage by clicking here!
Throughout our campaign, we remained focused on the issues and on the community. We continued to discuss our platform while also meeting and learning from as many residents as possible. Our central campaign message was built on unity and we believe that was evident on election day and in the number of major endorsements we were able to secure: the United Steelworkers, the Hammond Firefighters PAC, IBEW Local 697, the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council, the Hammond FOP #51, the Hammond Teacher's Federation Local 394 and Run for Something.
Although we were successful in May, our work is not done. November 5th marks the date of the general election and between now and then, we will continue to knock on doors, attend community meetings, host meet and greets and fundraisers and work to build as much support as possible to send an even stronger message in the general election.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported us thus far. For those of you that haven't, please consider signing up to volunteer, making a contribution, following/sharing our social media pages, spreading the word to your friends and family or reaching out to me directly with your thoughts on how to move the 3rd District forward.
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Barry Tyler Jr. is a Hammond native and is running for 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 will focus on uniting the larger community around increasing employment opportunities for both youth and adults by creating an internship/job placement program 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 Director of Regional Impact at Leadership for Educational Equity, a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.
He is also a:
√ Lifelong Hammond resident
√ Proud product of the School City of Hammond
√ 13 year Hammond High Athletic Coach (football, basketball & golf)
√ NWI Times Top 20 Under 40 Award Recipient
√ Neighborhood Watch President - Harrison Park
√ Indiana Democratic Party 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Project Fellow
√ Proven business and nonprofit leader
√ Board Member with The First Tee of Lake County (Hammond)
√ 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