Another Visclosky alum seeking to succeed Region’s longtime congressman

Dan Carden – Jan 9, 2020 GARY — Another Democrat with ties to retiring U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, is joining the contest to succeed him as Northwest Indiana’s representative in the U.S. House. Melissa Borom, of Gary, worked for Visclosky in his Region and Washington, D.C. offices in 2014 and 2015 while simultaneously […]

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U.S. representatives endorse Gary resident for congressional campaign

Anna Ortiz – Feb 28, 2020 GARY — Six U.S. representatives have endorsed Melissa Borom for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District. On Thursday, Reps. Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina; Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi; Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana; Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; Barbara Lee, D-Texas; and Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, announced their support for the Gary resident. Borom is running to replace […]

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Former Mayor Freeman-Wilson endorses Borom for Congress

The Chicago Crusader – March 10, 2020 Former Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has announced her support for Melissa Borom’s campaign for Congress in Indiana’s 1st congressional district. She is joining the campaign as co-chair. Freeman-Wilson served as mayor of Gary from 2012 to 2019. Currently, she serves as the president of the Chicago Urban League. “I am […]

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