On Monday night, some pre-forum banter among the three seemed a bit more relaxed than for previous events. During their small talk, the trio managed to conjure up an imaginary scenario involving a ukulele duet and parachute pants.
Monday’s forum took place in the auditorium of the Monroe County Public Library.
The event was hosted by the city’s police union (FOP Lodge #88), the fire union (Bloomington Metropolitan Firefighters Union Local #586) and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local #2487. Questions came from union members.
Putting the questions to the candidates was moderator Amy Swain, who is Monroe County’s elected recorder.
Monday’s event was the last scheduled forum before Primary Election Day, which is May 2, now just a week away.
At a Wednesday morning forum, the three candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Bloomington mayor talked with Cook Group president Pete Yonkman about the job of mayor, jobs in general, and economic development.
The forum was hosted by the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation at the Monroe Convention Center.