Outcome: Sue Sgambelluri won the Democratic Party primary for District 2 with 157 votes (42.09 percent), compared to 142 votes (38.07%) for Dorothy Granger and 74 votes (19.84 percent) for Daniel Bingham. [Full results here]
Daniel Bingham is running for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council representing District 2. He faces Sue Sgambelluri and incumbent Dorothy Granger in the May 7, 2019 Democratic Party primary. The winner of that race will run against Republican Andrew Guenther in the Nov. 5 general election. Guenther is unopposed in the May primary.
District 2 covers portions of Bloomington’s north and northwest sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)
Bingham – a software engineer who works for Ceros Inc. – told the Indiana Daily Student that his priorities on council would include addressing climate change and affordable housing. On his campaign website, Bingham describes the need to retool energy and transportation infrastructure to cut carbon emissions.
In 2016 he was co-chair of the City of Bloomington’s Innovation Task Force, which made recommendations to mayor John Hamilton on making city government more efficient, tackling “innovative projects,” and improving public engagement. He also served on Hamilton’s mayoral transition team, following Hamilton’s election to mayor in November 2015.
Until recently Bingham was board president of Bloomington Cooperative Living Inc., a nonprofit housing cooperative. A contributor to The Limestone Post, Bingham also has a personal blog: The Road Goes On.
Bingham grew up in Bloomington. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics and computer science from Skidmore College and is married to Mika Teal Larsen.
Bingham is serving as his own campaign treasurer and chair.
Links to Additional Information
Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):
- Statement of organization
- Declaration of candidacy
- Statement of economic interests
- Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures
In the News: Daniel Bingham
Rosenbarger, Sgambelluri upend Sturbaum, Granger; Rollo, Piedmont-Smith win
– Bloomington Herald-Times, May 7, 2019
City Council Newcomers Prevail In Democratic Primary – Indiana Public Media, May 7, 2019
District 2 candidates talk UDO, housing, parking – Bloomington Herald-Times, May 2, 2019
Council candidates discuss Fourth Street parking garage, housing development – Indiana Daily Student, April 2, 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 housing – Bloomington Herald-Times, April 2, 2019
Newcomer city council candidates’ ages trend downward – Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 25, 2019
City council candidate Daniel Bingham to focus on climate as biggest issue – Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 18, 2019
Bingham enters race for District 2 city council seat – Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 5, 2019