Mayor's Biography

Mark Kruzan graduated with degrees in Journalism and Political Science in 1982 and from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law in 1985.

He served as an Adjunct Professor at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs since 1990 where he taught "Indiana Politics & Policy." Many of his former students, Republican and Democrat alike, hold posts in state and federal government, are lobbyists or legislators, or are involved in other public service roles.

In 1986, Kruzan was elected as State Representative for Bloomington. He was the youngest member of the legislature until 1992. In 1994, he was appointed to be the House Minority Whip. In 1996, he was elected by his colleagues to be the Majority Leader of the Indiana House of Representatives - a post he held until he decided not to run for re-election in 2002.

Bloomington citizens elected Kruzan eight times to represent their interests in the Indiana General Assembly. He became a respected legislator by taking a common sense approach to government. Kruzan is a recognized leader on issues including environmental protection, civil rights, child welfare, the public's right to know, education at all levels, the arts, animal welfare and consumer advocacy.

Now Kruzan is bringing his leadership skills to local government. He was elected Mayor of Bloomington in November 2003. As Mayor, he leads a city with incredible opportunities ahead of it -- and he works hard to address its challenges.

To make Bloomington an even better place to live for everyone, he has established four main goals:

Kruzan believes that achieving a better Bloomington is a team effort. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns (mayor@bloomington.in.gov) and let him know about anything he can do to help you enjoy our city to the fullest.

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