Incumbent Bloomington City Council member announces re-election bid

Bloomington Ward 2 City Council member Donna Boelen
Bloomington Ward 2 City Council member Donna Boelen(Donna Boelen)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 8:35 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Bloomington Alderwoman Donna Boelen confirmed Wednesday she’s a candidate for a second four-year term representing much of the city’s southwest side.

Boelen is the only candidate so far in Ward 2 for next April’s municipal election.

In 2019, Boelen defeated Georgene Chissell to win her council seat. At the time, Boelen said her focus would be on financial management.

Bolen said in a statement released Wednesday that fiscal responsibility continues to be a top priority.

The councilwoman said in a statement:

“My focus is and has been fiscal responsibly and sensible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. I acknowledge that the role of municipal government is to provide quality basic services at a reasonable cost.

Elected officials are often faced with complex issues which I have approached with thoughtfulness and due diligence.

My leadership style is to serve by listening and responding to the needs of the residents and working to build consensus with Council colleagues.

I aim to bring my experience and institutional knowledge to promote opportunities which make our community stronger.”

Boelen serves as Bloomington’s mayor pro tem in addition to her duties representing Ward 2.