Gary Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson to Keynote Local Democratic Fundraiser

John Gregg and Shelli Yoder, Candidates for Governor and Congress also to address local Democrats

Bloomington—Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary will speak to Monroe County Democrats at the Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday, October 14th  at the Liberty Ballroom in Bloomington.

Mayor Freeman-Wilson made history in 2011 when she became the first woman to lead the steel city, and the first African-American female mayor in Indiana. She served as the state’s Attorney General and as the Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission before being elected Mayor of Gary in 2011.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, John Gregg, and candidate for Congress, Shelli Yoder will also address attendees along with local Democratic leaders.

Local Democrats say that they invited Mayor Freeman-Wilson for her leadership on civil rights and her commitment to improving public health.   “Mayor Freeman-Wilson has spent her entire professional life in service to people who are struggling”, said local Democratic Party Chairman, Mark Fraley.

The Jefferson Jackson Dinner will be held at the Liberty ballroom in Bloomington on Friday, October 14th. There will be a social hour beginning at 6pm with the program and dinner commencing at 7pm.  Tickets are $60 and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at:

The event is open to the public. For more information or questions please contact [email protected]