I have something important to tell you, but first a brief story:
I was very proud to be a candidate for national delegate in 2012.
I had these cool stickers made up with "our friend" as the motto just above my name. Kyla designed the whole thing (she was unopposed in her own delegate race to no surprise). We reached out to every voting delegate with a personalized letter. Then, we excitedly shook every hand we could and stickered every chest in sight at a magical state convention in Fort Wayne. Within just a few weeks, we both were on our way to the national convention to re-nominate President Barack Obama. That whole summer is a memory of joy, pride, and exhaustion alongside many Democratic friends from diverse walks of life and political beliefs....
On January 1, 2016 Bloomington will have a new City Clerk. Regina Moore, the four-term clerk, says she will not run for another term.
“All good things must come to end, and serving the public in this office has been a really good thing,” said Ms. Moore. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my years as City Clerk, working with some terrific people in the best small city in America,” said Ms. Moore. “I can’t adequately express my great gratitude to the citizens of Bloomington for giving me this opportunity through four elections; to my predecessor Pat Williams who recruited me to the task; to mayors Fernandez and Kruzan, and their staffs, for their support and kind assistance over the years; to all present and past city council persons, and their staff, for their support; and most of all to those who shared with me the joys and burdens of Suite 110 of City Hall. “
Ms. Moore does not intend to remove herself completely from local politics. “I will stay active in trying to help more women gain positions in local government,” said Ms. Moore, the former chairperson of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and past vice-chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party, “Maybe even spending more time than I do now on that project, but also with long winter breaks in warmer climates, especially traveling in the lands of my grandparents, Southern Italy and Sicily. And I suspect my husband will want us to find some winter solace also on the beaches of Costa Rica or some such sun-drenched fantasy of his aging mind.”
The Monroe County Democratic Party wishes to thank and salute our determined and delightful Bloomington City Clerk, Regina Moore as she makes a decision to not seek re-election in 2015. Few words can describe the impact that she has made on the lives of those that know her... late night consultations, pep talks, and warm wisdom in tough times are just a small part of a career that has mentored women and men from all walks of life. She has been our compass and compassion. Thank you for the leadership, Reg. -Your grateful MCDP brothers and sisters
The Monroe County Democratic Party offers bittersweet applause to the tremendous public service of the Honorable Mark Kruzan as he makes the decision to not seek election to a new term as Mayor of Bloomington. Mayor Kruzan has been a visionary for Bloomington, both in his time at City Hall and the Statehouse, as our representative. We look forward to his leadership in the remainder of this term and beyond, with whatever delightful path he pursues. Bloomington is a far better place for having its adopted son at the helm. This is a fact seen on thousands of smiling faces traversing the B-Line, roaming the Farmer's Market and celebrating life each day in our downtown community. Thank you, Mark Kruzan - you've been a magnificent inspiration and friend.
Congratulations to all our candidates! We are proud of each and every one. Despite some disappointing outcomes, we overall had a good day in Monroe County. Each candidate and their teams worked incredibly hard and ran clean, positive campaigns. Our volunteers, officers, supporters all contributed to the overall success of this season. We know those just elected will carry that same spirit of dedicated public service and integrity forward into their office. Thank you, all.
Voting now underway - the polls are open until 6pm today. To confirm your polling site, please check here or call us at Headquarters for help 812-650-3996 .
Rides to the polls are available, regardless of party affiliation. Call us now to coordinate 812-650-3996.
Don't forget to join us this evening at 335 S College Ave after the polls close as we watch the returns and hear from our candidates. We have food and drinks aplenty. See you soon!
You don't have to wait until Election Day to cast your ballot. When you vote early, you enjoy convenient hours, short lines, and fewer campaign calls reminding you to do your duty!
401 W. 7th St. Suite 100, Bloomington
(old Johnson Hardware Building)
10/7-10/10 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10/14-10/17 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10/20-10/24 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT 10/25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10/27-10/31 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT 11/1 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LAST DAY 11/3 8:30 AM until NOON
DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR VALID PHOTO ID.
October 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL DEMOCRATS URGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO VOTE EARLY
Go door to door to encourage Monroe County Residents to support a forward agenda for the state of Indiana
The Monroe County Democratic Party is organizing an Early Vote Day of Action on Saturday, October 4. Democratic volunteers will knock on hundreds of doors and make over 1,000 phone calls to members of their community urging them to take advantage of early voting, which begins Tuesday, October 7. The day of action includes a gathering at 2 p.m. at the Democratic Party Headquarters in which candidates for state and local office will speak to volunteers and members of press on the importance of voting early in a state that imposes substantial impediments to voter participation.
Please take the time to view Bill Bailey's campaign videos and share with friends and family. This is the kind of leadership we want, and we deserve in Congress!
The deadline to register to vote in November 4th's election is fast approaching!
Register by October 6th online, or at the county's voter registration office. Changes of address or other information may also be made in the same way.
Early voting begins October 7th at the Johnson Hardware Building, 401 W. 7th Street, Suite 100 and Election Day is November 4th.
Visit ActBlue to purchase tickets and sponsorships. We look forward to seeing you at the JJ!