Barnett announces re-election bid for McLean County Board


McLean County Board member Josh Barnett represents District 10, which covers Bloomington’s east side. (Photo Josh Barnett/Facebook)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – A Republican on the McLean County Board has announced his candidacy for re-election.

Josh Barnett, who represents District 10, which covers Bloomington’s east side, said Friday he’ll seek a second term on the board.

“I will continue to support McLean County’s behavioral health initiatives, advocate for investment in rural infrastructure, and promote economic development to diversify and grow our local workforce and economy,” said Barnett in a news release.

Barnett serves on the property, finance, and executive committees.

“The work of the board’s property committee will be a major focus for me. We have several key projects that the property committee will tackle in the next year or two,” Barnett said.

He added that moving board meetings to the evening and allowing meetings to be streamed online were some accomplishments for the board during his first term.

Barnett is the Executive Director of the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. He serves on the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Board of Directors and is on Connect Transit’s Working Group.

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