2019 Bloomington General | District 3 Council Candidate: Nick Kappas

Nick Kappas collected at least 89 signatures to qualify as an independent candidate to represent District 3 on the Bloomington city council.  He faces Democratic Party nominee Ron Smith and independent Marty Spechler in the Nov. 5 general election. The incumbent Democrat, Allison Chopra, is not seeking re-election.

Nick Kappas

District 3 covers portions of Bloomington’s northeast and east sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)

Kappas works for Cook Medical.

His campaign website presents a four-point platform: infrastructure repair; east-side development; environmental sustainability and governmental efficiency.

In connection with the topic of development, Kappas cites his experience as a current member of Bloomington’s plan commission and zoning board of appeals.

Kappas earned a bachelor’s degree in science from IU-SPEA in policy analysis in 2010.  Four years later he earned a  master’s degree in public affairs from IUPUI-SPEA.

Kappas is married to Sophia Percival, who is employed by Catalent Biopharma Solutions.

Kappas is serving as his own campaign chair and treasurer.

Links to Additional Information

Campaign website: kappasforbloomington.com

Email: kappasforcouncil@gmail.com


Twitter: NA

Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):

In the News: Nick Kappas

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

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

Key topics for District 3 city council race forum: convention center, transportation – B Square Beacon, Oct. 17, 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

Bloomington plan commission to take up city’s 4th Street parking garage site plan again in August amid doubts about legal authority to act on it B Square Beacon, July 9, 2019

Kappas 2nd independent in District 3 council raceBloomington Herald-Times, July 1, 2019