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John Hamilton to Face Kruzan in Mayoral Primary

A new candidate from the Democratic Party has gone public saying he will be opposing Mayor Mark Kruzan in the primaries.

Bloomington resident John Hamilton announced Sunday that he will run for mayor of Bloomington. Hamilton, alongside of his wife Dawn Johnsen, outlined his three priorities for the city.

“Imagine one of the safest cities in Indiana,” he said. “Imagine a city bustling with clean jobs. Imagine a public school system second to none. Imagine a creative innovation economy, with financing for entrepreneurs and technology transfers from our great universities.”

John Hamilton will be opposing two-term Mayor Mark Kruzan for the Democratic Party primary.

“I think both Mark and I will both talk about where we want the city to go,” he says, “Mark will talk about what he has done for the last eight years and I’ll talk about where we want to take the city, we want to turn Bloomington into an even greater city where it becomes a 21st century progressive city.”

When asked about what he will do to create jobs, improve public school system and enhance city services, Hamilton declined to go into detail. However, he mentioned he would talk about it more in weeks to come.

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