Learning About Bloomington Ward 5 Candidates: Nick Becker
Written by Mikey Fornelli on April 4, 2021
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- A longtime Bloomington resident and father of seven, Nick Becker, is running for the Ward 5 seat in the upcoming Municipal Elections.
Becker has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and has been a Bloomington resident for 15 years. He says his family is part of the reason for what inspired him to run for this seat.
“Our family is a big part of our life, and it’s a big part of why I’m running for Bloomington. When we moved here about fifteen years ago, the town really welcomed us. We felt like there was just a unity in the town. Now I look at it, and I feel like the community is divided,” said Becker.
Becker plans to focus on multiple issues within Bloomington and the Ward 5 district, including economic development.
“Our economy used to be really insulated from what you see around the state,” said Becker. “Now I don’t feel as though that’s true anymore, with the loss of a lot of State Farm jobs and the loss of Mitsubishi. I feel like I have a lot of experience that I can bring to the table that can really help get us back to that place where Bloomington feels really unified again.”
In addition to his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Becker has two master’s degrees. One in business administration and the other in management information systems.
He’s also certified in quality, project and information management. He currently works as the vice president of worldwide and professional services for a computer hardware company, where he says he’s refined critical skills that make him a good choice for the Ward 5 seat.
“In those roles, I’ve had the ability to lead multi-national projects across all sorts of cultures,” said Becker. “Not just diversity, but diversity of thought. You bring different ideas together, and you really get a chance to pull people together to help everyone work toward a common solution.”
The Bloomington municipal elections will take place this Tuesday, April 6.