Coin toss settles tie in precinct chair election for Democrats: Alessia Modjarrad

Alessia Modjarrad will be the new precinct chair for the Bloomington 23 precinct, a predominantly university student area on the north side of town.

That was the outcome of a coin flip on Friday afternoon, which settled a tie between Modjarrad and Karen Granger in Tuesday’s elections.

Presiding over the coin toss was Democratic Party chair David Henry. Under Indiana Democratic Party rules, it’s the county chair who determines how to break the tie. Continue reading “Coin toss settles tie in precinct chair election for Democrats: Alessia Modjarrad”

Deputy chair of Indiana Democratic Party: “I’m not looking for two wealthy white men to come up with a black agenda for my black community.”

“Up in Indianapolis the whole talk has been about whether or not senator Jim Merritt, who is the challenger [in the mayoral race], and mayor Joe Hogsett—if they have a black agenda for our community,” Dana Black told about three dozen people gathered in Bloomington’s city council chambers last Saturday.

Black is deputy chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, and she was delivering the opening remarks for a panel discussion titled “The Power of the Black Vote.”

It was the second annual such discussion, hosted by the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and the Monroe County Democratic Party.

About Merrit and Hogsett, Black said, “I’m sorry, I’m not looking for two wealthy white men to come up with a black agenda for my black community.” Continue reading “Deputy chair of Indiana Democratic Party: “I’m not looking for two wealthy white men to come up with a black agenda for my black community.””