Bloomington Alderwoman Hauman Decides to Forgo Re-Election
Bloomington Alderwoman Diana Hauman will not be seeking a second term on the city council next year. Hauman currently represents Ward 8, which covers southeast Bloomington. Hauman originally joined the council in September 2014.
Citing frustration with the council’s ability to act as a team, Hauman decided that one term was enough. Specifically, she stated that Mayor Tari Renner’s leadership skills have been lacking. In 2017 Hauman placed an unsuccessful bid for Mayor.
After formally hiring Tim Gleason as Bloomington’s new City Manager, Hauman told the public that she didn’t believe the council used an “effective process.” Hauman stated that she cast her vote with reservations.
While Hauman is stepping away from her duties on the council, she plans to stay engaged in the community. Hauman told WGLT that she will stay involved with Kiwanis, Illinois State University Senior Professionals, Multicultural Leadership Program and the McLean County League of Women Voters, among other organizations.