(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton formally filed for re-election on Monday, at the Monroe County Election Board office. Mayor Hamilton cited his vision of a more inclusive, more sustainable Bloomington as his motivation for running for re-election.
“It has been a great privilege to serve the people of this community as mayor,” said Mayor Hamilton. “Together in three years, we have made important progress on better jobs, more affordable housing, a more just and civil community for all, more responsive and transparent government, and improved sustainability and quality of life. I am committed to keep fighting for Bloomington’s future and to further enhance the special quality of life that makes Bloomington so precious and unique. I will continue our momentum to build a Bloomington that works for all: with more jobs, more affordable housing, a better environment, more equality, more social services, more solar, more art, and more parks and trails.
Mayor Hamilton became the 26th mayor of Bloomington following his election in November of 2015. Before serving as mayor, Hamilton led two large state agencies, founded a community development bank, and led a nonprofit community development financial institution supporting affordable housing and neighborhood development. During his time in office, Mayor Hamilton and his administration have reformed the sanitation system, overhauled the water system, and led two departments to national accreditation–parks and police. The administration made unprecedented investments in equipment and employee training to improve efficiency, and at the same time earned an upgraded bond rating. The city is increasing solar production five-fold, dramatically increasing trail and sidewalk construction, and supporting hundreds of units of new, long-term affordable housing.
Hundreds of millions of dollars were invested in the community, supporting the growth of good jobs. From the Trades District’s new economy to the new Switchyard Park, to the expanding downtown convention center, and the renovation of the current hospital site, the “String of Pearls” outlines Bloomington’s bright future.
Under Mayor Hamilton’s proven leadership, Bloomington proudly became the nation’s first Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Friendly City, bringing in new investment for minority-owned businesses, community facilities, and affordable housing. The community also continues to win national awards for our commitment to equality, our parks, our trees, our bike-friendliness, our digital engagement, and more.
Additional information is available on the campaign website: JohnHamiltonForMayor.com