February 11, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Mike Carroll Appointed to Vacant Council Seat

head shot of mike carrollCity Council selected Mike Carroll to fill the vacant General D seat. Thomas Bieker resigned from the seat last November due to a move outside the city limits. Council members are required to have a residence inside the city.

Carroll was one of three finalists interviewed at a noon meeting Feb. 11, and will take his oath of office at the regularly scheduled meeting, 6:30 p.m. tonight in Historic City Hall.

He is the Controller for Andy's Frozen Custard, a position he's held since August, 2011. He has a law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

The City will now ask a judge to remove his name from the April 2 ballot, where he had planned to run for General Seat B, if he were not appointed today. That leaves the General Seat B race to Craig Hosmer, who will now run unopposed.

Mayor Bob Stephens and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried will also run unopposed, but voters will have options in two other City Council races.

For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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