Candidates for judgeships and prosecutor lead the Monroe County field in money raised for the primary election.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats running for Congress in Indiana are showing reinvigorated signs of life after years of brutal defeats, raising liberal hopes that a “blue wave” could reach the state and help them retake two districts where they’ve lost control in recent years.Read more
The Monroe County Democratic Party has created a new paid position of executive director.
Kaisa Goodman, who is currently the party’s treasurer, will start serving in the role March 15.
“Kaisa brings energy, experience and vision to local Democratic politics,” Mark Fraley, the chairman of the local Democratic Party, said in a news release. “Her passion and dedication will ensure the party is successful well into the future.”Read more
Local Democrats will have some tough choices to make during the upcoming primary election, with a dozen contested races expected on this year's ballot — several more than the contested races for Republicans.Read more
The Monroe County Democratic Party will host two events on Saturday for residents interested in running for public office or volunteering.Read more
Combating an ongoing opioid epidemic. Justifying the adoption of a controversial 1 percent food and beverage tax to help fund the expansion of the Monroe Convention Center. Better representation on township boards to ensure residents have fire protection service they want.Read more
For more than two decades, Bloomington resident Jim Sims has served on a number of local boards, commissions, committees and organizations throughout the community.Read more
Here you will find links to candidate forums, articles, and statements from the candidates running in the caucus for City Council At-LargeRead more
Herald-Times: Six Bloomington Democrats are hoping to fill the vacancy on the city council following the retirement of a veteran council member last month.Read more
In the United States, June is observed as LGBT Pride month. LGBT pride celebrations and parades are held around the world in an effort to defy the stigmatization and sometimes criminalization and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to advocate for equality for people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet some people question why we need a Pride month, or pride parades, especially now that marriage equality is the law of the land. But our history and our current political and cultural atmosphere indicate there is still a need for pride celebrations.Read more