BLOOMINGTON — Deb Skillrud will be the next supervisor of the City of Bloomington Township, overseeing general assistance welfare programs and the John M. Scott Health Resources Center.
Skillrud, a Republican, took 69 percent of Tuesday’s vote with 6,446 votes, easily defeating Democrat Stephanie Uzueta, who earned 2,890 votes, or 31 percent of the vote.
Skillrud said she’s excited to begin serving the community in May, and is eager to begin working with retiring Supervisor Joe Gibson to ensure she can work as well he has with township’s staff.
“I want to make sure I have their respect and their trust in me to oversee the office as Joe Gibson has done,” Skillrud said Tuesday night. “I’m excited to work with him, to absorb the things he knows, so I can get started immediately.”
The supervisor also maintains the township budget, including a cemetery and assessor’s office. The Scott Center came under the township umbrella in 2003.
Skillrud, 50, was development director for Habitat for Humanity of McLean County, where she worked from 2008 until she left after the February primary election.
Uzueta, 43, is a case manager for Scott Center, where she’s worked for 13 years.
Township trustees, who also are Bloomington City Council members, last year approved annual pay increases over the next four years for the supervisor position. The final year salary is $78,000 plus a $16,000 stipend for serving as director of the Scott Center.