Wednesday was the first day it was possible to file the forms to declare an official candidacy for municipal elections in Indiana’s 2023 election cycle.
In Monroe County, nine candidates got that paperwork task out of the way on Day One.
Filing their CAN-42 forms on Wednesday, in order of filing, were: Kerry Thomson (Bloomington mayor); Susan Sandberg (Bloomington mayor); Sue Sgambelluri (Bloomington city council District 2); Don Griffin (Bloomington mayor); Ron Smith (Bloomington city council District 3); William Ellis (Ellettsville town council Ward 2); Jonas Schrodt (Bloomington city council at large); Brett Heinisch (Bloomington city council, District 3); and Nicole Bolden (Bloomington city clerk).
Ellis and Heinisch filed to run in the Republican Party’s primary. The others filed to run in the Democratic Party’s primary.
The forms are filed at Monroe County’s Election Central. That’s the old Johnson’s Hardware building at 7th and Madison streets.
Previously reported filings have been just to establish campaign committees, which allows a candidate to accept donations.
It’s a pretty short window to file the form—just 30 days starting on Wednesday. Early voting starts on April 4, just 60 days after the Feb. 3 filing deadline. Primary Election Day is May 2.
To keep up to date with the latest candidate filings without sitting at Election Central all day, interested residents can monitor the Monroe Count website. [The link is loaded with a search that should yield 2023 candidate filings as a result list.]