Like most of you, Hammond has always been my home. Growing up, I knew this is where I wanted to start my family because Hammond raised me. The neighbors who molded and guided me as a youth instilled a great sense of community. As a result, I want to continue to serve the City of Hammond as your 3rd District City Councilman, and that is why I am asking for your support and vote once again on November 5, 2019.


The servant leadership philosophy is something I’ve practiced my entire life. It has guided me as a football coach at Hammond High for the past 13 years, and as an external partner to the School City of Hammond through my previous work with Legacy Foundation, the First Tee of Hammond and Teach For America. It is also the way I intend to lead as your next 3rd District City Councilman. By definition, “a servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.” This is the same approach I will bring to my time on the City Council. I want both my campaign, and my time in office, to stand for something more significant; in 4 years, I want the citizens of the 3rd District to feel stronger not only as a community but as individuals who realize they have always had the power to impact the type of change we all want and deserve.

As your next 3rd District City Councilman, I plan to recruit businesses that actually meet the needs of our residents; provide youth with viable educational, social and employment options; and alongside key stakeholders, build a network of support for individuals and families. We will create resources and knowledge that all families and individuals can utilize to improve their overall quality of life.

Over the next few months, I am committed to working to earn your trust and your vote. I want to continue to engage with as many fellow residents as possible, so that I can provide our community with the types of tools and supports needed to create positive change.

Vote for me on November 5, 2019 so we can make sure Hammond remains a place where families want to live, work, and play.

Thank you,

Barry Tyler Jr.