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Expect More for the City of Gary!

I am James Brandon Dillon, Sr.  I was born and raised in Gary, IN.  After going to college and law school, my wife and I decided to make our home in Gary.  Together, we are raising our three boys in the Midtown area of Gary.  We know how great this city is.  We also know this city can be better!  I Expect More!  We need more positive news, more development, and more innovative ideas to change the narrative of a city on the decline.  I Expect More great things from Gary in the future.  If you elect me as Councilman – at – Large, you can Expect More too!

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Get To Know James


James Brandon Dillon was born and raised in Gary, Indiana.  He is a graduate of Emerson School for the Visual & Performing Arts.  After completing college, James began serving the City of Gary as a Police Officer.  After attending Valparaiso University School of Law, he once again returned home to work as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office.  James is service minded and always has an eye on helping the community.  While attending the University of Northern Iowa, he chartered the NAACP Youth and College Chapter on campus.  Here at home, he volunteers through the Kimbrough Bar Association, where he serves as the President.  He has also been a volunteer for Boy Scout Pack 53, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Fuller Center for Housing of Gary, an organization that promotes home ownership in the City of Gary.  James has been active politically in the City and throughout the region.  He was a charter member of the Lake County Young Democrats and helped the group register over 10,000 voters in 2017, many in the City of Gary.  He has been a precinct committeemen, an elected delegate to the Indiana Democratic Convention, and currently serves as the Congressional District 1 Chair of the Indiana Young Democrats.  He and his wife Anyahlyn are raising their three boys in this great City. They see the potential in the city and Expect More for Gary in the future.  They are active members of New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church where James co-leads the theatrical ministry and Anyahlyn is the youth ministry director. James is the principal attorney at The Dillon Law Firm.


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