Now it’s a race for Springfield mayor.
On the last day of petition filing for next spring’s city elections in Springfield, former mayor and alderman Frank Edwards submitted signatures to get on the ballot against incumbent mayor Jim Langfelder. He’s one of a number of contenders filing petitions just ahead of the Monday 5 pm deadline.
Others who submitted petitions Monday include pastor T. Ray McJunkins, who is challenging Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath, Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor, who will seek re-election in a four-way race that also includes gun rights advocate Tom Shafer, Debra Kunkel, becoming the third candidate for the open Ward 8 seat, and John Animasaun,who is now the third candidate to file for alderman in Ward 10.
In addition, city Treasurer Misty Buscher now has a challenger, Jennifer Notoriano.