2019 Bloomington Primary|Council Candidate District 2: Dorothy Granger

Outcome: Sue Sgambelluri won the Democratic Party primary for District 2 with 157 votes (42.09 percent), compared to 142 votes (38.07 percent) for Dorothy Granger and 74 votes (19.84 percent) for Daniel Bingham. [Full results here

Dorothy Granger is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council in District 2. She faces Daniel Bingham and Sue Sgambelluri 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.

Dorothy Granger District 2
Dorothy Granger

District 2 covers portions of Bloomington’s north and northwest sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)

Granger is running for a third term on council. She was first elected in 2011, and re-elected in 2015. She currently is the council’s vice president, and served as its president last year.

She told the Herald-Times that her priorities include focusing on basic services, funding an American Sign Language interpreter for council meetings, creating a community gateway, and restoring tree buffers on the 45/46 Bypass.

Granger is development director for the Shalom Community Center, which provides services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. She previously has served as development director for WFHB, and as communications and special events coordinator for Middle Way House. She was executive director of Girls Inc. of Monroe County from 2002 to 2006.

Granger has a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.

Tim Mayer is serving as Granger’s campaign chair. Her campaign treasurer is Jillian Kinzie.

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Email: dorothyg@mail.com


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In the News: Dorothy Granger

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 2 candidates talk UDO, housing, parkingBloomington Herald-Times, May 2, 2019

Council candidates discuss Fourth Street parking garage, housing developmentIndiana 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 housingBloomington Herald-Times, April 2, 2019

Newcomer city council candidates’ ages trend downwardBloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 25, 2019

Granger seeks third term on city council – Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 8, 2019

Bloomington Officials Slate Fourth Street Garage Closure For Jan. 1Indiana Public Media, Nov. 15, 2018

Parking changes, local deer hunt approved by city councilIndiana Daily Student, Sept. 20, 2018

Black Lives Matter Bloomington Protesters Shut Down City CouncilIndiana Public Media, April 5, 2018

City Council continues to debate ongoing housing dilemmaIndiana Daily Student, Sept. 27, 2017

Candidate responses to questionnaireMonroe County Democratic Party, April 2015