2019 Bloomington Primary|Council Candidate District 1: Denise Valkyrie

Outcome: Kate Rosenbarger won the Democratic Party primary for District 1 with 619 votes (65.92%), compared to 264 votes (28.12%) for Chris Sturbaum and 56 votes (5.96%) for Denise Valkyrie. Full results here

Denise Valkyrie is running for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council in District 1. She faces incumbent Chris Sturbaum and Kate Rosenbarger in the May 7, 2019 Democratic Party primary. No Republicans will appear on the primary ballot for this district.

Denise Valkyrie headshot
Denise Valkyrie

District 1 covers portions of Bloomington’s west and south sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)

According to a report in the Herald-Times, Vlakyrie’s priorities include access to health care, affordable housing and funding for public schools.

Valkyrie is an administrative coordinator at WTIU/WFIU. She is also working on an undergraduate degree in liberal studies at Indiana University.

She has served as president of the Broadview Neighborhood Association, and is a precinct chair for the Monroe County Democratic Party Central Committee. She also was an organizer for the Indiana contingent of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

She is married to Tom Valkyrie and has four children. She is serving as her own campaign chair and treasurer.

Links to Additional Information

Campaign website: NA

Email: denisevalkyrie@gmail.com


Twitter: @DLValkyrie

Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):

In the News: Denise Valkyrie

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 1 city council candidates talk hospital, annexation and growthBloomington Herald-Times, May 4, 2019

District 1 city council candidate runs on working class-focused platformIndiana Daily Student, April 8, 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

Newcomer Valkyrie files for city council District 1Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 8, 2019

County grants OK’d for Planned Parenthood, All Options, many other agenciesBloomington Herald-Times, July 10, 2018

“Takin’ it to the Streets” Project in Broadview Neighborhood September 30City of Bloomington (press release), Sept. 25, 2017

Bring It On! (podcast)WFHB, Aug. 14, 2017

Meet the women of the Women’s March on WashingtonCBS News, Jan. 21, 2017

Hoosiers leaving for Women’s March on WashingtonFox 59, Jan. 19, 2017