By: Diane Benjamin
Ward 3 did have 3 candidates, but one has dropped out.
The two candidates left in the race are: Sheila Montney and Willie Holton Halbert who is running as a team with the other socialists. If you want to dial 911 and not get an answer because the police got defunded, here is who to vote for:
If you would rather vote for sanity and put an end to Carrillo/Crabill nonsense welcoming illegals while doing ZERO for the citizens of Bloomington, Ward 3 needs to elect Sheila Montey.
Sheila issued this press release:
Sheila Montney Announces Campaign for Bloomington City Council Ward 3
Sheila Montney, long term resident of Bloomington’s east side, has announced her campaign for Bloomington City Council Ward 3. Sheila is currently an executive with State Farm and is a member of the City of Bloomington’s Planning Commission.
Sheila’s priorities include improving infrastructure; lowering taxes by running city services more efficiently; focusing on sustainable economic policies and creating a climate for local businesses to thrive. Sheila looks forward to putting her 35 years of private sector experience to work for the people of Bloomington, enabling a local culture that makes people proud to live here. “Our small businesses need support now more than ever. Keeping businesses we already have is foundational to our recovery.”
“My vision is to build on Bloomington’s strengths — safe, family-friendly, well-educated community with a diverse economy — and provide a compelling value proposition to attract future businesses and residents,” Montney said. “But our city is not immune from the economic pressure from the pandemic. My educational and professional credentials qualify me to take on this position of service to the community, providing critical business, financial, and leadership skills for Bloomington’s future.”
Sheila believes the city has an obligation to provide quality city services and to do so in a cost-effective way. “Public safety and adequate infrastructure are fundamentals.” Sheila is a thought leader and frequent speaker in the field of continuous improvement in both the private and public sectors. “Making services easier, better, faster, and cheaper are not conflicting objectives.”
Sheila has a Master’s Degree in Government from Harvard University, and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Shingo Institute. The Shingo Institute is a global not for profit whose mission is to enable organizational and operational excellence in order to achieve sustainable world-class results. She has been involved in serving communities and the public in a variety of ways over the years.
“Bloomington’s Ward 3 has been my home for 20 years. My husband and I raised our son here and Bloomington truly lives up to its reputation as a great place to raise a family,” Montney said. “But in these unprecedented times, Bloomington needs leadership with experience solving complex problems with a focus on unity and common goals. That is why I’m running for office. Local government is accountable to its constituents. I am fully committed to doing the best I can to deliver results for the residents of Ward 3 and community as a whole.”
For more information on Sheila Montney’s campaign, visit https://montneyforbloomington.com or on Facebook at “Montney For Bloomington”.
Committee to Elect Sheila Montney
Fun fact: Sheila was mentioned in a story on my site back in November of 2019. She spoke at Public Comment, but I have no idea what she said because the audio of the Live Stream wasn’t working. The minutes don’t reflect what she said and the audio was never fixed. A WJBC reporter followed her out so it must have been good. https://blnnews.com/2019/11/26/bloomington-is-department-fails/
By design many of the citizens of Bloomington-Normal don’t know there is an election and fully committed socialists are running. If you want Bloomington spared from demise – it’s your job to tell your friends and neighbors about the dangers of not voting! Put a sign in your yard for Sheila if you live in Ward 3! Volunteer to help her campaign too.