Metropolis Council Candidates Introduced for April Election – Information – Aurora Advertiser – Aurora, MO
Eight local residents have requested four vacant seats on Neosho City Council for the April 6 elections. This is the first time voters have approved the expansion of the city council from five to seven members by a majority of almost two-thirds in November.
The final number of votes was 2,936 votes and 1,654 votes. The change is the first for the council since the city of Neosho introduced a charter in 1973.
Voters also approved a ward system in which one councilor was elected from each of the four districts. Ward 4 will not elect a representative until next year, and Ward 1 will elect a member for a three-year term. Districts 2 and 3 will elect one representative to the council for two years and then extend that to three in 2023. The districts are occupied with the electoral districts within the city limits of Neosho.
Incumbent Tom Workman and Mayor Carmin Allen did not seek re-election.
The candidates are as follows:
Station 1 – Ashton Robinson, Insurance Advisor at Gray Oak Investments in Neosho, works unhindered.
Ward 2-Clyde Hopper, a real estate agent / broker at Reece Nichols, Neosho, competes against former Alderman and Mayor Richard Davidson. Davidson is President of the Save Our Heritage Foundation and founder of the Marco Group, Neosho.
Ward 3 – Former council member Jon Stephens runs against Julia James Humphrey. Stephens lost an offer for re-election in 2020. He works for Signature Granite, Calotype, and Realty Executives Tri States. Humphrey currently serves on the Neosho Newton County Library’s board of directors.
A total of three representatives from the city face three candidates. These are former Alderman and former Mayor Charles Collinsworth, Kathi Hukill Pellegrin, Neosho and Mitch Jarvis, the current past of the United Methodist Church in Neosho.
Ward 1 is located from the eastern city limits of Neosho to Pineville Road, including IOOF Cemetery on the southern limit and Morse Park to the north.
Ward 2 is located on the northern outskirts of Neosho along Baxter Street and Highway 86. It includes the Southern Hills area and the Greenwood neighborhood in northwest Neosho. It also includes the area north and east along Highway 60 towards Granby.
Ward 3 is bordered by Coler Street to the north and US Highway 60 to the south, High Street to the west, and Pineville Road to the east. It also includes the area south of the local Walmart Super Center.
Ward 4 is bounded to the north by Harmony Street, south and west of Highway 60 and Kodiak Road and Industrial Park Road.
Voters who live in Neosho will decide who will represent them on the city council in the general election on Tuesday April 6th.