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Jackson, left, chats with Whiting precinct committeewoman Kimberly Rodriguez

Carolyn Jackson: Headed for big political win

Contributed By:The 411 News

Newcomer running unopposed for state representative in Democratic Primary

The big smile on Carolyn Jackson’s face fits the woman headed for her first big political win. Jackson is running unopposed in the 2018 Democratic Primary for the District 1 House race. The seat is currently held by Rep. Linda Lawson of Hammond, who announced her retirement in January after serving 20 years.

Even though her head is in the clouds now, Jackson said it’s unlikely she’ll remain unopposed in November’s General Election. A possible General Election opponent could come from a write-in candidate. Deadline for Indiana write-in candidates is July 3.

This is only Jackson’s second political campaign. She once ran for the Hammond city council. A win in November will be one for the history books – the first African-American to represent Hammond and Whiting in the Indiana statehouse.

Transplants from Chicago’s south side, Jackson and her family have been Hammond residents for the last 18 years.



Jackson, left, chats with Whiting precinct committeewoman Kimberly Rodriguez at Sheriff Oscar Martinez campaign headquarters in Hammond

Story Posted:03/18/2018

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