Tom McDermott for Congress

Tom McDermott for Congress

U.S. House – Indiana 1

Tom McDermott enlisted in the United States Navy and served 6 years as a nuclear submariner aboard the USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709). He served as a nuclear electrician and passed the strenuous U.S. Navy Dive School to become the ship’s only diver. Tom received an honorable discharge and moved back to the place he called home: Hammond.

After protecting his country during the Persian Gulf War, Tom attended Purdue-Calumet, earning high honors in Finance while working full-time. Law school took Tom to South Bend, where he attended the University of Notre Dame. After receiving his law degree, Tom returned to Northwest Indiana to open his own law practice.

In 2004, Thomas McDermott, Jr. became the youngest mayor ever elected in Hammond, Indiana. Sixteen years later, he is now the longest-serving mayor in the city's history and was just elected to an unprecedented fifth term unopposed.

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