Nicole Bolden, Hearing Officer/Deputy City Clerk, announced her candidacy for Bloomington City Clerk. Bolden filed for the office today.
“Public service in the clerk’s office has already been a large part of my life.” Bolden said. “I want to further serve the community by offering my experience, leadership, and passion to be the elected clerk, an essential role and service for our city.”
Bolden has served in the clerk’s office for almost six years. She was hired by City Clerk Regina Moore as hearing officer in 2009 and was sworn in as a deputy city clerk in 2010. Since then, Bolden has reviewed parking ticket appeals, performed marriage ceremonies, certified copies of the city code, and substituted for the City Clerk at city council meetings as needed.
Sue Wanzer, current chief deputy clerk said, “Nicole has my total support, and I would be thrilled to work with her in a new term. She’s a systems person who can see the big picture while also attending to detail, and the many connections that a city clerk needs. Nicole will be able to continue the work begun by Regina Moore”.
Bolden has been involved in the Bloomington community for over 20 years. Shegraduated from Indiana University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree and later attended law school, here from 2005-2008. As a single mother, Bolden was able to complete her degree while raising her two daughters Taegan and Zora. This experience, she says, made her more compassionate for the many individuals she works with in the clerk’s office.
“I understand the many issues that affect working families that may need greater access to services.” Bolden offered. “The clerk is a helpful person who can help guide individuals to the resources they need. I want to be that clerk!”
In addition to her volunteer work with Girl Scouts, Community Kitchen, and serving on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle School, Bolden has been active as party secretary with the Monroe County Democratic Party and the Democratic Women’s Caucus where she sat on the steering committee. Her family is no stranger to public service and community involvement. She is the daughter of Judge Valeri Haughton of the Monroe County Circuit Court and Maurer School of Law Assistant Dean Frank Motley.
“I am proud to represent the next generation of leadership in my family.” Bolden said. “I grew up knowing what it meant to be a part of the community and being aware of the respect that each citizen deserves from their elected officials and public servants. Clerks Regina Moore and Pat Williams have set the groundwork for the tremendous access and service this office offers in the diverse and attractive city that is Bloomington. I will continue that tradition by being both accessible and relentless in working for the people of this city. I pledge to make them proud of our work, each and every day.”
Questions and requests for more information should be directed to Nicole Bolden at 812.361.1005