Fresh Ideas to Move Springfield Forward

Encourage Economic Development Corporation to seek funding from surrounding municipalities and apply for Economic Development Agency grants

Develop a voluntary investment pool for CWLP customers

Develop an employee benefit policy and use city resources and time to incubate innovative concepts


Springfield ICON endorses Rob Patino for Ward 10

March 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

Springfield ICON, a group that advocates for the city’s older neighborhoods, endorsed a mix of incumbents and newcomers on Monday for city offices in the April 2 election. The group, comprised of about 40 people involved in various neighborhood associations, endorsed Mayor Jim Langfelder and Treasurer Misty Buscher for re-election. The group also announced its support of Rianne Hawkins for city clerk. She is challenging incumbent Frank Lesko in a rematch. All three were endorsed by ICON in the 2015 municipal elections. In Ward 1, the Rev. T. Ray McJunkins, the pastor of Union Baptist Church, was endorsed over [...]

SJR Profile – Ward 10 City Council Candidate Robert Patino

March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Why are you running for this office? I am running for this office because I think the people of Ward 10 deserve a choice and one of those choices should be someone who has an engineering background, is adept with legal matters, does not take special interest money, has strong academic connections in the community, has business development partners from large and small companies and appreciates the challenges the city faces in attracting and retaining young professionals. I was born and raised in this city and I have experienced the parochial and public schools firsthand. I understand what the city [...]