2019 Bloomington General | District 2 Council Candidate: Sue Sgambelluri

Sue Sgambelluri won a three-way primary and is the Democratic Party nominee for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council representing District 2. [Full results here]

She faces Republican Andrew Guenther in the Nov. 5 general election.

Sue Sgambelluri headshot
Sue Sgambelluri

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

On her campaign website, Sgambelluri describes her priorities as: (1) encouraging economic growth and vitality; (2) supporting vulnerable neighbors; (3) strengthening neighborhoods; and (4) promoting responsive, collaborative government.

Sgambelluri is director of development at the Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences, a position she’s held since 2003. From 1992 to 2003 she was associate director at the IU Career Development Center.

In 2014 she was appointed by the council to the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, for a term expiring at the end of 2019. She is a member of the city’s citizens advisory committee, which provides guidance in distributing federal Community Development Block Grant funding.

Sgambelluri also is a trustee for the Monroe County History Center and president of the board for the FUMCB Foundation Inc., serving the First United Methodist Church of Bloomington.

Originally from Merrillville, Indiana, Sgambelluri has lived in Bloomington since 1994. She holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University in organizational development, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from IU.

For the primary election, Jenny Olmes-Stevens served as Sgambelluri’s campaign chair and treasurer. Geoff McKim, a Monroe County councilmember, is treasurer for the general election and Sgambelluri is serving as her own campaign chair.

Links to Additional Information

Campaign website

Email: sue@sueforcitycouncil.com


Twitter: @SueSgam

Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):

In the News: Sue Sgambelluri

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

Rosenbarger, Sgambelluri upend Sturbaum, Granger; Rollo, Piedmont-Smith win
Bloomington Herald-Times, May 7, 2019

City Council Newcomers Prevail In Democratic PrimaryIndiana Public Media, May 7, 2019

District 2 candidates talk UDO, housing, parkingBloomington Herald-Times, May 2, 2019

Council candidates say 2016 election, demographic representation made them runIndiana Daily Student, April 7, 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

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

First day of filing kicks off 2019 electionsBloomington Herald-Times, Jan. 8, 2019

Dreamers, Doers & Entrepreneurs (video)City of Bloomington