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]
Sue Sgambelluri is running for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council representing District 2. She faces Daniel Bingham 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.)
On her campaign website, Sgambelluri describes her priorities as: 1) encouraging economic growth and vitality; 2) supporting vulnerable neighbors; 3) strengthening neighborhoods; and 4) promoting responsive, collaborative government.
Sgambelluri is director of development at the Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences, a position she’s held since 2003. From 1992 to 2003 she was associate director at the IU Career Development Center.
In 2014 she was appointed by the council to the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, for a term expiring at the end of 2019. She is a member of the city’s citizens advisory committee, which provides guidance in distributing federal Community Development Block Grant funding.
Sgambelluri also is a trustee for the Monroe County History Center and president of the board for the FUMCB Foundation Inc., serving the First United Methodist Church of Bloomington.
Originally from Merrillville, Indiana, Sgambelluri has lived in Bloomington since 1994. She holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University in organizational development, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from IU.
Jenny Olmes-Stevens is serving as Sgambelluri’s campaign chair and treasurer.
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: Sue Sgambelluri
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 say 2016 election, demographic representation made them run – Indiana 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 housing – Bloomington Herald-Times, April 2, 2019
Newcomer city council candidates’ ages trend downward – Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 25, 2019
First day of filing kicks off 2019 elections – Bloomington Herald-Times, Jan. 8, 2019
Dreamers, Doers & Entrepreneurs (video) – City of Bloomington