2019 Bloomington General | District 2 Council Candidate: Andrew Guenther

Andrew Guenther is the Republican Party nominee for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council representing District 2. Guenther was unopposed in the primary. In the Nov. 5 general election he’ll face the winner of a 3-way Democratic Party primary, Sue Sgambelluri.

Andrew Guenther headshot
Andrew Guenther

District 2 covers portions of Bloomington’s north and northwest sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)

According to his campaign website, Guenther’s priorities include: (1) community health and safety; (2) public maintenance and accessibility; (3) sustainable economic growth; and (4) affordable high-quality housing. He lists specific action items in each of these categories.

Guenther is chair of the city’s Environmental Commission, a mayoral appointment for a term ending Jan. 31, 2020. He previously served on the city’s Board of Housing Quality Appeals and on the Monroe County Environmental Commission.

Originally from Valparaiso, Guenther has lived in Bloomington since 2013, when he came to attend Indiana University. In 2018 he earned a bachelor’s degree in law and public policy from IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Guenther is serving as his own campaign treasurer and chair.

Links to Additional Information

Campaign website

Email: guenther4bloomington@gmail.com


Twitter: @guenther4btown

Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):

In the News: Andrew Guenther

Bloomington city council candidate forum: Indiana University connectionsB Square Beacon, Nov. 3, 2019

Inside baseball: Guenther swings away with farmers market “winning issue” accusation in District 2 city council raceB Square Beacon, Oct. 29, 2019

Campaign finance injects interest in Bloomington’s District 2 city council raceB Square Beacon, Oct. 23, 2019

Bloomington city council campaign filings: Party support means Republican candidate enjoys 20-to-1 funding advantage over Democrat – B Square Beacon, Oct. 19, 2019

Bloomington city council candidates asked: What are you going to do to combat white supremacy in your support of the arts? – B Square Beacon, Sept. 20, 2019

Lone Republican looks ahead to NovemberBloomington Herald-Times, May 7, 2019

City candidates discuss inclusivity, guns at North’s election forumBloomington Herald-Times, April 17, 2019

Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce candidate forum (video)Community Access Television Services (CATS), April 2, 2019

City council candidates discuss parking, the downtown and affordable housingBloomington Herald-Times, April 2, 2019

Big Talk Interview with District 2 Candidate Andrew Guenther – WFHB, March 7, 2019

Newcomer city council candidates’ ages trend downwardBloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 25, 2019

Recent IU grad is the only Republican running for city council so far Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 11, 2019

Guenther files as lone Republican for city council District 2Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 7, 2019