Incumbent John Hamilton will represent the Democratic Party in November's Bloomington mayoral election after overwhelmingly winning the primary.
Hamilton got 86 percent of the vote. His only challenger, Amanda Barge, only received 14 percent.
Barge suspended her campaign for mayor amid sexual harassment allegations. She later resigned as a Monroe County commissioner. While her name appeared on the primary ballot, Barge clarified she would not accept the Democratic nomination for mayor if she received enough votes.
Hamilton is running for his second term as mayor. He took office in 2016 and has focused on increasing affordable housing, expanding Bloomington's city limits, building a new convention center and transparency.
"Remember that we're making this Bloomington a great place for all of our people here today, and w're trying to make sure this community is inclusive and welcoming for all the people that want to join us," he says.
Some of the Hamilton administration's decisions have been met with sharp criticism. Protestors shut down his State of the City address last year because they were unhappy with how the city went about purchasing an armored vehicle. Some residents planned — and later cancelled — a protest at Hamilton's house after the city published a map with the exact addresses where overdoses occurred in the city.
The Republican and Libertarian parties have until June 30 to choose a candidate.
Bloomington native Nile Arena has said he plans to run as an independent candidate for mayor. Independent or minor party candidates have until July 1 to file a petition with 522 valid signatures from registered residents to appear on the November ballot.