A crowded contest hopes to replace the incumbent and provide comfort to politicos whilst the feds continue to lurk around city hall.
Here's the overview from a lesser blog . . .
While (Mayor) Weir has touted economic development projects and quality of life improvements during her tenure, her challengers have painted a darker picture of Missouri’s fifth largest city. The five other candidates are calling for major leadership changes, both in elected leadership and in city administration and pushing for new approaches to law enforcement, job creation and governance.
Her challengers are: Colleen Huff, Kenneth Love, Holmes Osborne, Rory Rowland and Brice Stewart. Voters will narrow the mayoral field from six to two candidates in Tuesday’s nonpartisan primary. The two winners will face off in the April 5 general election.
All the candidates have cited crime and public safety as a major priority for Independence. Other campaign issues include the future of the city-owned electric utility, an FBI investigation into city contracts and homelessness and blight in local neighborhoods.
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Five candidates will challenge Independence Mayor Eileen Weir in Tuesday's primary election. Weir was elected mayor in 2014 and reelected in 2018. She previously served on the city council from 2012 to 2014. While Weir has touted economic development projects and quality of life improvements during her tenure, her challengers have painted a darker picture of Missouri's fifth largest city.
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