Darryl Neher files for Mayor of Bloomington

Bloomington City Council Representative Darryl Neher enters Mayor’s race, pledges continued progressive governance

Darryl Neher addressed more than 350 supporters at Bloomington’s renowned Buskirk Chumley Theatre on Thursday afternoon calling for a continued commitment to “40+ years of strong, Democratic, progressive leadership” for one of Indiana’s premiere communities.  Neher has been a faculty and staff member at the Kelley School of Business since 1996 and also has served as a radio host covering public affairs for WGCL and WFHB. 

“I’ve been here every day, engaged in the issues that impact our community – learning about Bloomington through my roles as a parent, employee, volunteer, and City Council member” stated Neher.  “I know Bloomington. These experiences have prepared me to be the Democratic nominee, and our next Mayor.” 

In his tenure on Bloomington’s city council, Neher has garnered significant attention for his dedication to research of the issues, objectivity, and compassion for diversity of opinion. 

Current Mayor Mark Kruzan, who is not running for another term, praised Neher and offered his endorsement. “When Darryl Neher looks at Bloomington, he doesn’t see a city; he sees a community.  He’ll bring people together to keep Bloomington a special place using new ideas and new energy,” Kruzan said. 

State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) also offered his endorsement, saying: “Our community’s long-standing Democratic tradition is based on candidates and officeholders who are issue-oriented, progressive, inclusive, and collaborative.  It’s what makes our party and our city so strong, and it’s what Darryl Neher has stood for as a City Council member and will stand for as mayor.” 

In addition to Kruzan and Pierce, Neher was joined on stage by Monroe County Councilmember Shelli Yoder, Perry Township Trustee Dan Combs, retired MCCSC Principal Betsy Walsh, and Kiwanis Club Executive Vanessa McClary.  Together they make up his campaign committee. 

Neher’s campaign theme is “One Bloomington: We are better when we work together.”   Specifically his stated agenda includes:  Developing an economy that works for everyone, ensuring local government gets the basics right with strong fiscal oversight, and creating a proactive culture of collaboration, engagement, and transparency of local government.  


For additional information, contact:

Jeanette Heidewald –  heidewal@gmail.com


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  • Bruce Anderson
    commented 2015-02-04 10:28:08 -0500
    I wunder how much this did the court cite this applies 18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

    Under the Logan Act that was:

    “Established back in 1799, the Logan Act makes it illegal for unauthorized American citizens to negotiate with foreign governments.

    Violation of the act is a felony, and comes with a punishment of up to three years in prison.

    In order to prosecute under the Logan Act, there would have to be sufficient proof that he was acting “without authority”
  • Bruce Anderson
  • Bruce Anderson
    commented 2015-02-04 09:47:02 -0500
    Hello Sir, potential voter.
    My name is Bruce Anderson. I see your running for the office of the mayor of Bloomington Indiana to replace the active Mayor, If you where to get the honor and respect of the vote of the people to hold the office in our constitutionally elected Representative Republic. Would you be willing help restore constitutional order to call an back the void and veto and petition the state to force a recall and void and potentially hold to account the signers to impeach and remove and take away any rights of tittles and or benefits an or to prevention to even hold another office by them for the unconstitutional acts of constructive treason to over ride the constitutional order of the Supremacy Clause or separations of powers or the compacts treaties or alliances clauses citing the May 2010 city vote with unconstitutional support the mayor Mark Kruzan that signed it into a act to stand as order and rule or law to effectively boy cott the Arizona Illegal immigration bill. Note to some degree as I understand Arizona didnot have the right to rewrite the active federal standards. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

    its seams they wished to over ride the constitutional order of our Republic via the placation of mod democracy to over ride it by side stepping its restrains to back invasion or should I stress post event even in light of the Ebola mater where as the order even by congress really can’t change such things on the mass scale he wants with is better defined by terms like constitutional monarchy be dammed the point of separation’s of powers etc. the compacts clauses treaties clauses and or alliances clauses. as such would be grounds for impeachment and removal from office. As like Obama’s 1ST as should have been the last go around when he was let to over ride congress .

    Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)
    “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both
    Citing Kearns Executive Orders functions: Executive orders are not mentioned by the Constitution. EO’s are NOT law. “In Article I Section I of the Constitution we learn that all legislative powers reside in Congress. The executive branch has the responsibility to execute the laws passed by Congress. An executive order is not legislation. It is an order issued by the president to enforce laws passed by Congress.
    This is backed by the declaration that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 5. Thus, executive orders can only be used to carry out the will of Congress (which is only supposed to be passing laws in line with the Constitution), and not to issue new policy.” A typical EO might instruct the government to do no business with a country we are at war with. Executive orders ARE subject to judicial review, and can be declared unconstitutional.
    Congress is still letting EOs pass without actively stopping them. As they arre subject to judicial review, they can and should be (like the gun control EOs) declared unconstitutional and unlawful. A local (City) appropriately appointed judge can overturn any Executive Order as unconstitutional, illegal and uninforceable. If your state doesn’t have a State Defense Force – start one now! Michael Boldin on the Tenth Amendment Center news media WND 2012.

    May Be its his perspective on the type of system we are Citing, he says the most important job in a democracy is the job of citizen CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections

    Democracy v/s, Constitutionally elected Representative republic of inalienable rights et al.
    Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” http://www.c4cg.org/republic.htm
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