Nick Kappas collected at least 89 signatures to qualify as an independent candidate to represent District 3 on the Bloomington city council. He faces Democratic Party nominee Ron Smith and independent Marty Spechler in the Nov. 5 general election. The incumbent Democrat, Allison Chopra, is not seeking re-election.
District 3 covers portions of Bloomington’s northeast and east sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)
Kappas works for Cook Medical.
His campaign website presents a four-point platform: infrastructure repair; east-side development; environmental sustainability and governmental efficiency.
Kappas earned a bachelor’s degree in science from IU-SPEA in policy analysis in 2010. Four years later he earned a master’s degree in public affairs from IUPUI-SPEA.
Kappas is married to Sophia Percival, who is employed by Catalent Biopharma Solutions.
Kappas is serving as his own campaign chair and treasurer.
Links to Additional Information
Campaign website: kappasforbloomington.com
Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):
- Statement of organization
- Declaration of candidacy
- Statement of economic interests
- Pre-Election Report of Receipts and Expenditures (due on Oct. 18, 2019)
In the News: Nick Kappas
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
Bloomington city council campaign filings: Party support means Republican candidate enjoys 20-to-1 funding advantage over Democrat – B Square Beacon, Oct. 19, 2019
Key topics for District 3 city council race forum: convention center, transportation – B Square Beacon, Oct. 17, 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
Kappas 2nd independent in District 3 council race – Bloomington Herald-Times, July 1, 2019