Patrick Stoffers has filed his candidacy for a third term as Monroe County Commissioner representing District 1. Stoffers was first elected Monroe County Commissioner in 2006, having previously served two terms on the Ellettsville Town Council.
Stoffers, a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in public affairs and Oakland City University with a master's degree in management, currently serves as finance manager for City of Bloomington Utilities. Prior to his service at CBU, he was a financial analyst with the City of Bloomington controller's office and served as an adjunct lecturer with the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at Indiana University.
"The last several years have been particularly productive for Monroe County. The acquisition of the North Showers building, substantive improvements at Charlotte Zietlow Justice Center, renovation and preservation of the Monroe County Courthouse, and completion of the county storm warning siren plan are but a few of our accomplishments," Stoffers said. "In 2014 we plan to invest in capital equipment upgrades for county departments, complete the TIGER grant bridge project in Bean Blossom Township, and continue partnering with the city in constructing and operating our new joint dispatch center".
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan said in his endorsement of Stoffers's candidacy for a third term, "We have choices to make in the coming years. I suggest we make them with a clear idea of where we want to take our community, with a plan of action, and with a sense of community and spirit of ingenuity. Patrick is the clear choice to lead our county government in this endeavor".