2019 Bloomington Primary|Council Candidate District 5: Ryan Maloney

Outcome: Isabel Piedmont-Smith won the Democratic Party primary for District 5 with 1,027 votes (81.38 percent), compared to 235 votes (18.62 percent for Ryan Maloney. [Full results here

Ryan Maloney is running for a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council representing District 5. He faces incumbent Isabel Piedmont-Smith in the May 7, 2019 Democratic Party primary. No Republicans will appear on the primary ballot in this district.

Ryan Maloney headshot
Ryan Maloney

District 5 covers portions of south and southeast Bloomington. (Click here for a map of city districts.)

Maloney is a senior at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, majoring in law and public policy.

On his campaign website, Maloney lists his key issues as public safety, smart growth and development, and traffic and transportation. Other issues he highlights are workforce affordable housing, addressing the “brain drain,” public works and city infrastructure, and homelessness and addiction.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Maloney has worked as a driver for Miller Transportation Inc. and Carte Blanche Limousine during his time as a student at IU. He co-founded the Monroe County chapter of Indiana Young Democrats, and served as chapter president of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Maloney has lived in Bloomington since 2016. He moved here after receiving an associate’s degree from Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.

Maloney is serving as his own campaign treasurer and chair.

Links to Additional Information

Campaign website

Email: maloneyforbtown5@gmail.com


Twitter: @Maloney4BTown

Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):

In the News: Ryan Maloney

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 5: Hospital, parks and transportation key issuesBloomington Herald-Times, April 29, 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

#MakingIUHistory videoIndiana University, Feb. 8, 2019

Two IU students to run for Bloomington City CouncilIndiana Daily Student, Feb. 4, 2019

Maloney makes a case for students on city councilBloomington Herald-Times, Jan. 19, 2019

Letter to the editor: Oppose KavanaughBloomington Herald-Times, Sept. 15, 2018