I hear a challenge has been filed to Julie Emig’s petitions.
By: Diane Benjamin
Since yesterday was the deadline, this is what the April Bloomington ballot will look like. These are the only Wards being elected in this cycle.
Amelia Buragas was the last rat to jump ship. She has been hurriedly replaced.
The starred names are Renner’s handpicked “yes” people.
Petitions for Julie Emig were circulated by Tari Renner, Jeff Crabill, Justin Boyd, Michael Gorman, Shayna Watchinski, and Julie.
These people make up the far left-wing of local politics. Mike Gorman is president of the Greentop Board and the reason seldom used bike lanes are painted on streets. Gorman didn’t complete his petitions right:
45 signatures could be thrown out if a challenge to the petitions is made. It would have to be made by a resident in Ward 4 within the next 5 business days.
The cover sheet has errors too, the Bloomington Election commission staff might be responsible for these however:
It was up to Julie Emig to make sure the paperwork was right. If she relied on advice from Tari Renner, she must have forgotten he almost didn’t make the ballot last time he ran for mayor because of errors on his filings. Once filed, petitions can not be changed.
See the Emig filing here: Emig Packet
Tari is counting on the usual very low voter turnout. If people in these wards stay home, spending and taxing will accelerate. He will mobilize the IWU kids to get his candidates elected.
The latest way municipalities are raising money is charging a transfer fee for real estate. If it moves, tax it – courtesy of the local democrats.
One more note:
Jenn Carrillo is evidently running under an assumed name. She filed using this: