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Forum scheduled for District 5 City Council candidates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Monroe County Democratic Party will hold a forum on Saturday for the three candidates vying to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Bloomington City Council ahead of the March 2 caucus.

District 5, which covers the southeast side of the city, was previously represented by Shruti Rana, who was elected in the November election as the city’s first person of color to serve on the council.

Rana resigned earlier this month to accept a position at the University of Missouri.

Saturday’s forum will feature the three candidates: Courtney Daily, a former local leader with Mom’s Demand Action, Jason Moore the former Bloomington Fire Chief, and Jenny Stevens, who ran against Rana in the May 2023 primary.

The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library Downtown branch on Kirkwood Avenue.

The caucus to select Rana’s replacement will begin at 1 p.m. on March 2 in the city council chambers at Bloomington City Hall.