Carolyn B. Jackson was born in Chicago and raised on the south side, the daughter of a social worker and a business owner. Carolyn and her husband Eric have been residents and homeowners in Hammond for over eighteen years. Carolyn attended St. Francis De Paula grammar school and Emile G. Hirsch High School. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Sociology and Counseling from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.
"Carolyn believes an effective leader is one that truly listens to constituents. I am running because the City of Hammond and Whiting deserve a bold progressive voice in Indianapolis.”
While working on her masters degree, she interned with the Cole County Juvenile Attention Center as a Juvenile Officer. Her main focus in that position was to protect the rights of children. As a practicing Sociologist and Counselor, she pursued a career with the Cook County Adult Probation Department retiring with 30 years of service.
Carolyn is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband Eric have two sons, Eric II and Thomas. Eric II is an Electrical Engineer and Thomas is a Director of Physical Medicine. Thomas and his wife Karima are the proud parents of three daughters.
Carolyn has always been a strong advocate for volunteerism. Carolyn, has never been afraid to stand up for what is right, and she’ll work to insure that our city’s neighborhoods become safer for Hammond and Whiting residents. Whether she it’s feeding the hungry, or working to improve senior life, advocating for improved education in our schools, or just lending a helping hand to a neighbor, she is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of the citizens of Hammond and Whiting.
Carolyn was a former Adult Probation Officer and Supervisor, Past President of the Board of Directors for the Community Center Development Corporation (Ophelia Steen Family and Health Services Center) and Hammond Library Advisory Board.
She is currently affiliated with the Hammond Branch of the NAACP, Northwest Indiana League of Women Voters Calumet Area, Hammond High Parent/Teachers Advisory Board and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In her spare time she enjoys her favorite activities downhill skiing, golfing, gardening and traveling.