By: Diane Benjamin
The candidates below have refused or ignored invitations to appear on Cities 92.9 radio. That means they don’t want to discuss issues with those who lean right and aren’t interested in earning your vote. Maybe they know their policies can’t be defended.
Chris Koos – Normal Mayor
Jackie Gunderson – Bloomington Mayor
Patrick Lawler – Bloomington Ward 5
Mollie Ward – Bloomington Ward 7
Kelby Cumpston – Bloomington Ward 7
Kevin McCarthy – Normal Trustee
A.J. Zimmerman – Normal Trustee
The ones that did appear can be heard either here: https://www.cities929.com/steve-suess-podcast/
or here with fill-in host Darin Bradley: https://www.cities929.com/david-paul-blumenshine/
Local politics is now only about how many people you can get to vote. Since few bother, those who have no problem taxing you to death or defunding the police can easily be elected.
2 years ago in Normal only 13.32% of registered voters bothered to vote: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19916/McLean-Publication-Ballot?bidId=
4 years ago only 18.32% bothered: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9792/all-county?bidId=
This election is where Koos only defeated Tiritilli by 11 votes.
2 years ago in Bloomington only 9.42% of registered voters bothered to vote: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/IL/Bloomington/95372/Web02.226438/#/turnout
4 years ago only 21.69% bothered: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/IL/Bloomington/66841/185906/en/vt.html
Local elected officials can destroy you much faster than state or national. This election guarantees your destruction for not voting – and not dragging at least 5 other people with you. It shouldn’t be tough to find those who don’t even know there is an election April 6th and take them with you.
Your vote does matter April 6th,
so does the vote of those who don’t bother.