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Who We Are

Responsible Cities is a political action committee formed after the April 2019 election by citizens of Bloomington-Normal, IL. We come together to recruit and support candidates in non-partisan municipal elections with the goal of electing community leaders who possess a sense of shared responsibility for bettering the community we all know and love. 

We believe leadership makes a difference —for better or worse —and we want our collective efforts to result in an improved quality of life in our cities.

​We are made up of proud citizens of Bloomington-Normal who see historically low turnout in non-partisan municipal races as evidence of a lack of awareness about the impact of these elections on the lives of community members. To be clear: this is where your vote matters most.

More than moving left or right, our priority is moving forward—responsibly. We support candidates who will unite people, work well with the rich diversity and neighborhoods of Bloomington-Normal, advocate for economic growth, and lead social change. If you share these values, please donate or contact us to learn about other ways to support the effort.

2023 membership


Vicki Varney, President

Sally Bulkley Pancrazio, Vice President

Pat Peterson, Secretary

Bob Broad, Treasurer


Josh Barnett

Frank Beck

Amelia Buragas

Cheryl Gaines

Paul Harmon

Julie Hile

Rachel Hile-Broad

Jan Hood

Lizzy Johnston

Lori Laughlin

Terry Lindberg

Zach Parcell

Sonja Reece

Jonathan Seiden

Alan Sender

David Shields

Vicki Tilton

A.J. Zimmerman

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