Bloomington at-large city councilmember Jim Sims will not be seeking reelection in 2023.
Sims has confirmed his plans not to run in 2023 in a phone interview with The B Square.
The nine-members of the city council, along with the mayor and city clerk, are up for election in 2023. All 11 elected Bloomington officials are Democrats.
Sims said his decision not to seek reelection was a tough one—something he had grappled with, and consulted with others about.
But in the end, Sims said, he recognized the potential impact that the stress of city council service might have on his own health. That led him to conclude he could serve the community better in non-legislative ways.
“It’s just time to move on,” Sims said.
Some of those non-legislative ways include his involvement in the Monroe County branch of the NAACP. Sims currently serves as the organization’s 2nd vice president for political engagement and finance. Sims said he plans to continue his more than 20 years of service with the NAACP. Continue reading “Election 2023: Sims won’t run again for city council, still plans continued service to Bloomington”