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CANDIDATES AND ELECTION INFORMATION

2023 Municipal Elections

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*indicates incumbent

italics indicates undeclared or retiring.

Bold indicates declared or exploratory

CITY OF BLOOMINGTON

Mayoral

  • Donald Griffin (D), Realtor, Former Deputy Mayor of Bloomington (2021-2022)
  • Susan Sandberg (D) Former Bloomington Common Council President; Councilperson (2007-present), former social service case manager
  • Kerry Thomson (D), former CEO, Monroe County Habitat For Humanity; Executive Director, IU Center for Rural Engagement
  • Joseph Bradley Davis (I)
  • John Hamilton (D) Mayor of Bloomington* (2015 - 2023), Not a Candidate for Re-election

City Clerk

  • Nicole Bolden (D), City Clerk (2015 - present)

 

Common Council

At-Large

  • Isak Asare (D), IU Professor, former Democratic candidate for US Representative (2022)
  • Matt Flaherty (D), Councilperson At-Large (2017-present)*
  • Andy Ruff (D), former Councilperson At-Large (1999 - 2017), former Democratic Nominee for US Representative (2020), former teacher and academic advisor
  • Lois Sabo-Skelton (D), former MCCSC Board member, Ivy Tech Professor
  • Jonas Schrodt (D), Small Business Owner and Community Advocate
  • Ryne Shadday (D), Realtor, MCDP Precinct Committeeperson
  • Stephen Volan (D), Councilperson District 6 (2004-present)*
  • Susan Sandberg (D), Council President, Councilperson At-Large* (2007- 2023), Not a Candidate for Re-election, seeking Office of Mayor.
  • Jim Sims (D), Councilperson At-Large (2017-present) Not a Candidate for Re-election

Districts

District 1

  • Joe Lee (D), Artist, former Herald Times political cartoonist
  • Isabel Piedmont-Smith (D), Councilperson District 5 (2007-2011, 2015-present), former long-time IU administrator

District 2

District 3

  • Ron Smith (D), Councilperson District 3 (2017-present)*
  • Hopi Stosberg (D), former teacher
  • Conner Wright (D), MCDP Precinct Committeeperson and IU Student
  • Brett Heinisch (R)

District 4

  • Dave Rollo (D), Councilperson District 4 (2003-present)*

District 5 - Open Seat, Newly Redistricted

  • Matt Caldie (D), Bloomington Environmental Commission Member
  • Shruti Rana (D), Lawyer, IU Professor and Assistant Dean
  • Jenny Olmes Stevens (D), former IU Program Manager, university professional staff

District 6 - Open Seat, Newly Redistricted

  • Bean Appleton (D), IU Student
  • David Wolfe Bender (D), IU Student, Journalist

*indicates incumbent

italics indicates undeclared or retiring.

Bold indicates declared or exploratory

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