I am endorsing Tom McDermott, Jr. for Congress.
Tom and I have known each other since before we were both mayors – back when I was the Police Chief of Hobart and Tom was practicing law. Tom is a veteran, has strong family values, and has been Mayor of Hammond for 16 years. Tom has a consistent, proven track record as mayor, and I know that as Congressman he will show up on day one to work just as hard for all of Northwest Indiana.
When he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Navy, and served on a nuclear submarine. He was first elected as the Mayor of Hammond in 2003 and has been re-elected to five consecutive terms. Tom is a proven leader. He will draw on his broad experience, determination, and drive to make a difference in Congress and make Northwest Indiana even stronger.
Tom has always promoted collaboration between the Lake County mayors – and with his leadership and vision we have been able to work together better than ever. As board members of the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), he and I have helped designate $1.5 billion of Northwest Indiana’s transportation projects that will continue to improve public infrastructure over the next several years.
Tom knows how important it is for elected officials to be accessible to his constituents, even during the COVID-19 crisis. He has led a task force to keep residents informed. He has hosted “Zooming Around NWI” online that has allowed me and other region mayors to discuss with him issues that are affecting our communities. Tom will be the same as a Member of Congress – accessible to his constituents across Northwest Indiana.
I am excited to vote for Tom on Election Day, Tuesday, June 2nd. If you would like to vote early, please do so from Tuesday, May 26th through Saturday, May 30th from 8 am - 7 pm at the Hobart Police Department Communications Center at 705 E. 4th Street.
I have known Tom for a long time, and I am proud to call him a good friend. The choice is clear—he is the most qualified person to be our next Congressman. Now more than ever we need a proven leader, and I ask that you visit his website at GoMcDermott.com or Facebook page McDermott for Congress to find out more about him, his campaign, and why he is the best person to be our next Congressman.
Mayor Brian Snedecor