Monroe County Commissioner Amanda Barge announces her run for mayor Jan. 22. Barge spoke Wednesday morning to deny the sexual harassment allegations against her by former county contractor Brandon Drake. Drake alleged Barge repeatedly expressed feelings for him and asked him to date her beginning in 2017.
Less than 24 hours after the Indiana Daily Student broke a story on sexual harassment accusations against county commissioner Amanda Barge, she suspended her campaign for mayor of Bloomington. Her name will still appear on ballots, and she can still win the mayoral primary.
Amanda Barge hugs her father Denny Barge after he gives a speech about a childhood memory that highlighted her listening skills, one of her campaign promises. Barge, the Monroe vice president of the County Commissioners, will run against the current mayor, John Hamilton.