Monday Morning News - February 11, 2019

The deadline for declaring as a candidate in the 2019 municipal and town elections has come and gone and once again we have a record number of women running for office. Below is the list for Monroe County of all Democratic women who have filed, which office they filed for, and underneath the women's names, their male opponents. All male opponents are Democrats unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for upcoming events, trainings and endorsements. And as always, please volunteer to help these women run successful campaigns. Even a few hours can be a huge help.


  • Amanda Barge
  •  John Hamilton

City Clerk

  • Nicole Bolden

City Council, District 1

  • Kate Rosenbarger          
  • Denise Valkyrie
  • Chris Sturbaum

City Council, District 2

  • Sue Sgambelluri            
  • Dorothy Granger  
  • Daniel Bingham
  • Andrew Guenther (Republican)

City Council, District 4

  • Miah Michaelsen
  • Dave Rollo

City Council, District 5

  • Isabel Piedmont-Smith    
  • Ryan Maloney

At-Large (three seats)

  • Jean Capler                    
  • Susan Sandberg                                                      
  • Matt Flaherty
  • Vauhxx Booker
  • Jim Sims
  • Andy Ruff


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Action Items


Caucus to Fill Vacant Vice Chair and Treasurer Positions

February 11, 6pm

Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

The Monroe County Democratic Party will be holding a caucus to fill empty slots for Vice Chair and Treasurer. All precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs are encouraged to come fill out the slate of party leadership.

Spread The Vote and Project ID looking to start a Bloomington Chapter:
Amanda Noell, Indiana State Director of Spread The Vote and Project ID, has been diligently working to get active chapters established in communities across Indiana. Currently in the midst of a state tour, STV/PIR launched in Evansville over this past weekend and will be launching in East Chicago,  Fort Wayne,  and Muncie, next weekend with New Albany and Indianapolis to soon follow. 

Now,  Amanda has her eye on Bloomington! To start a chapter, a local community organization must partner with Spread The Vote/ProjectID, a volunteer must take on the responsibility of being a Chapter Leader, and a couple of people to become ID volunteers. You can register all the voters you want, but in a voter ID state like Indiana,  if voters don't have an ID, being registered doesn't matter. ID volunteers are paired with a person who needs an ID, a client. Volunteers are trained to go through the process of helping clients get their social security card, birth certificate, and then their ID. And Spread The Vote pays all of the associated fees!
If you are interested in becoming a part of Spread The Vote and Project ID here in Bloomington,  email [email protected] today!
Media links for Evansville Launch:


Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:00pm
NOW Chapter Meeting
Bloomington City Hall
A discussion on gerrymandering and redistricting reform featuring Guest Speaker Julia Vaughn, Common Cause Indiana Policy Director.
Redistricting reform is critical for a reflective democracy and to ensure everyone’s vote counts. They will discuss actions each of us can take to have an impact.
Then stay after Julia speaks to learn what Monroe County NOW committees are up to and how you can get involved.

Sue Sgambelluri For City Council - Meet the Candidate House Party and Fundraiser
Hosted by Jocelyn Bowie and David Semmel
Thursday, February 28, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
2256 Gramercy Park Drive
Sue Sgambelluri is a Candidate for City Council District 2. Share your ideas and hear more about her priorities for our city. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! Can't make it to the event? Please visit and click on "Contribute". Thanks!


Volunteer to help a female candidate of your choice during this election. The sooner the better! If a candidate doesn't yet have a website with contact information, please email and we will find that information for you!

BECOME A DWC MEMBER or RENEW your membership! 
The DWC is dedicated to inspiring, recruiting, training, supporting and funding women to increase the number of progressive, pro-choice women in the political arena. We ALL help with this mission, together, collectively. Make sure you have full rights and privileges of membership.
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