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4 of 5 Springfield Council Seats Contested for April

Springfield's historic City Hall building (Photo credit: KSMU)

Filing has closed for the four Springfield City Council seats and mayoral seat that will appear on the April ballot.

Current Mayor Bob Stephens is seeking reelection and will face Steven Reed. Danny Lee Henderson turned in materials by the deadline, but has not been certified, according to the city clerk.

The city also reported following Tuesday’s deadline that General Seat C will be sought by Kristi S. Fulnecky and Len Eagleburger. Incumbent Doug Burlison is not seeking reelection. Allen Kemper and Jared Tucker turned in materials by the deadline, but have not been certified.

Ken McClure is unopposed for General Seat D. Current Councilmen Doug Carroll is not seeking reelection.

For Zone 2, currently occupied by Cindy Rushefsky, three people have filed. They are Buckley "Buck" Van Hooser, Justin Burnett and Josh Mareschal.

Councilman Jerry Compton is seeking reelection for Zone 3. He’ll be opposed by Mike Schilling.

The General Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 7.

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.
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