Outcome: Sue Sgambelluri won the Democratic Party primary for District 2 with 157 votes (42.09 percent), compared to 142 votes (38.07 percent) for Dorothy Granger and 74 votes (19.84 percent) for Daniel Bingham. [Full results here]
Dorothy Granger is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Bloomington Common Council in District 2. She faces Daniel Bingham and Sue Sgambelluri in the May 7, 2019 Democratic Party primary. The winner of that race will run against Republican Andrew Guenther in the Nov. 5 general election. Guenther is unopposed in the May primary.
District 2 covers portions of Bloomington’s north and northwest sides. (Click here for a map of city districts.)
Granger is running for a third term on council. She was first elected in 2011, and re-elected in 2015. She currently is the council’s vice president, and served as its president last year.
She told the Herald-Times that her priorities include focusing on basic services, funding an American Sign Language interpreter for council meetings, creating a community gateway, and restoring tree buffers on the 45/46 Bypass.
Granger is development director for the Shalom Community Center, which provides services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. She previously has served as development director for WFHB, and as communications and special events coordinator for Middle Way House. She was executive director of Girls Inc. of Monroe County from 2002 to 2006.
Granger has a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.
Tim Mayer is serving as Granger’s campaign chair. Her campaign treasurer is Jillian Kinzie.
Links to Additional Information
Campaign website: NA
Campaign finance reports (2019 election cycle):
- Statement of organization
- Declaration of candidacy
- Statement of economic interests
- Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures
In the News: Dorothy Granger
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 discuss Fourth Street parking garage, housing development – Indiana Daily Student, April 2, 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
Granger seeks third term on city council – Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 8, 2019
Bloomington Officials Slate Fourth Street Garage Closure For Jan. 1 – Indiana Public Media, Nov. 15, 2018
Parking changes, local deer hunt approved by city council – Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 20, 2018
Black Lives Matter Bloomington Protesters Shut Down City Council – Indiana Public Media, April 5, 2018
City Council continues to debate ongoing housing dilemma – Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 27, 2017
Candidate responses to questionnaire – Monroe County Democratic Party, April 2015