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The Jacksons endorse Sen. Eddie Melton for Mayor of Gary

Mar 27, 2023

Today, we are proud to announce the public endorsement of Jackie, Tito and Marlon Jackson for Sen. Eddie Melton’s mayoral candidacy in Gary.

“Earning the support of Jackie, Tito and Marlon for my candidacy for mayor means so much to me, and I appreciate not only their friendship but their belief in my ability to lead Gary to its full potential,” said Sen. Eddie Melton.

In an endorsement video released by the Melton campaign, the Jacksons shared words of support for Melton, expressing their confidence that he has the skill, talent and experience to spur the cultural and economic renewal of their hometown, noting, “He’s the man who’s going to turn everything around,” and “make Gary what it’s supposed to be.” The Gary in which the Jacksons grew up featured a thriving economy that nurtured their aspirations.

Members of the original Jackson 5, Jackie, Tito and Marlon Jackson were born and raised in Gary. They lived just a few steps from Gary Roosevelt, where they attended school and shared their talent, winning many local talent shows before rocketing to worldwide fame.

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