FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zone 1 Councilwoman Angela Romine has vacated her seat on City Council to file candidacy for the District 30 State Senate seat in the Missouri General Assembly. According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, Romine filed for candidacy at 4:28 p.m. today.
Article II, Section 2.2 of Springfield’s City Charter indicates that once a council member becomes a candidate for or holds any other lucrative public office, his or her seat shall become immediately vacant:
Section 2.2 Qualifications
A councilmember hereafter elected or appointed shall be a qualified voter of the city and shall have been a resident thereof for at least two years immediately prior to his or her election or appointment. The four zone councilmembers hereafter elected or appointed shall be residents and qualified and registered voters of the respective zones provided for in Section 1.4. Each zone councilmember hereafter elected or appointed shall have been a resident of his or her zone for at least one year immediately prior to his or her election or appointment. No councilmember shall be a candidate or nominee for or hold any other lucrative public office or hold a lucrative position in the city government during his or her term as councilmember, except the following persons shall not be disqualified: A member of the National Guard or Naval or Military Reserve or Notary Public. A city councilmember should not be employed by the City of Springfield or any of its departments, boards, or agencies for a period of one (1) year after leaving the position of councilmember. If a councilmember shall cease to possess the above qualifications or shall be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, his or her office shall immediately become vacant.
Approved by vote of the people April 3, 1984.
The process to fill the vacancy will be announced as soon as possible.
For more information, please contact Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648.