She faces Republican Andrew Guenther in the Nov. 5 general election.
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.
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.
For the primary election, Jenny Olmes-Stevens served as Sgambelluri’s campaign chair and treasurer. Geoff McKim, a Monroe County councilmember, is treasurer for the general election and Sgambelluri is serving as her own campaign chair.
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
- Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures – Amendment
- Report of Receipt and Expenditures – Outgoing Treasurer
- Statement of Organization and Designation of Principal Committee-2
- Pre-Election Report of Receipts and Expenditures (due on Oct. 18, 2019)
In the News: Sue Sgambelluri
Bloomington city council candidate forum: Indiana University connections – B Square Beacon, Nov. 3, 2019
Inside baseball: Guenther swings away with farmers market “winning issue” accusation in District 2 city council race – B Square Beacon, Oct. 29, 2019
Campaign finance injects interest in Bloomington’s District 2 city council race – B Square Beacon, Oct. 23, 2019
Bloomington city council campaign filings: Party support means Republican candidate enjoys 20-to-1 funding advantage over Democrat – B Square Beacon, Oct. 19, 2019
Bloomington city council candidates asked: What are you going to do to combat white supremacy in your support of the arts? – B Square Beacon, Sept. 20, 2019
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