Analysis | Geographic sprinkling of councilmembers in Bloomington still uneven after election: Implications for redistricting?

Now that Bloomington’s municipal elections are over, the composition of the city council from 2020 to 2024 is settled. The new edition of the council, which takes office in 2020, includes four new councilmembers.

Kate Rosenbarger will take Chris Sturbaum’s seat in District 1. Sue Sgambelluri will take Dorothy Granger’s seat in District 2. Ron Smith will take Allison Chopra’s seat in District 3. And Matt Flaherty will fill the member-at-large position currently held by Andy Ruff.

It’s the first time since the transition from 1995 to 1996 that the nine-member council has seen that much turnover.  That’s when Jason Banach was swapped in for Kirk White (District 2), Matt Pierce for Jack Hopkins (District 3), David Sabbagh for Michael Bonnell (District 5), and Rodney Young for Paul Swain (member at large). Continue reading “Analysis | Geographic sprinkling of councilmembers in Bloomington still uneven after election: Implications for redistricting?”