Three in the running for Bloomington Ward 1 Alderman seat

By WEEK Producer

Three in the running for Bloomington Ward 1 Alderman seat

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Three Bloomington residents are vying for the city council position of Ward 1 Alderman.

The position was vacated last week by former Alderman Bernie Anderson, who resigned last week for health reasons.

Mayor Steve Stockton has announced that the following applications have been received for
appointment as Ward 1 Alderman, replacing Bernie Anderson, who resigned effective January 25:

1. Allen Gibson, 503 W. Miller St, Bloomington 61701
2. Kevin Lower, 1504 S. Low St, Bloomington 61701
3. Jamison “Jamie” Mathy, 611 E Washington St, Bloomington 61701

The deadline for applications was 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Mayor Stockton will meet with each applicant before making an appointment. He is expected to announce his decision on or before the February 11, 2013 City Council meeting.

Illinois law requires that he make an appointment within 60 days of Alderman Anderson’s resignation.

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