Susan Sandberg, who currently serves as president of the city council, filed paperwork June 1 to form an exploratory committee for a mayoral run in 2023.
An exploratory committee allows potential candidates to accept financial contributions but does not require an official declaration of candidacy. Candidates cannot declare they are running for mayor until January 2023.
Current mayor John Hamilton is expected to run for reelection, although he has not made a formal announcement yet.
Sandberg has served on the city council since 2007. She is also the chair of the Jack Hopkins social services funding committee, a member of the citizens advisory committee for community development block grant funding and has served on the Bloomington plan commission.
Sandberg’s priorities on the council include affordable housing, neighborhood stabilization, economic development through arts and public safety. She also worked with councilmembers Dave Rollo and Ron Smith to increase police pay, and the council voted for a 13% pay increase earlier this year.