KWTO & Ozarks Independent To Host Springfield City Council, Mayoral Debates

The majority of the candidates hoping to lead the city of Springfield will be facing questions from the press on Sunday, March 28.

Ozarks Independent and KWTO 93.3 FM / 560 AM are partnering for a night of City Council debates and a Mayoral debate. The Council candidates will debate on Sunday night, March 28, starting at 6 p.m.. At 8 p.m., current Mayor Ken McClure will debate his challenger for the seat, Marcus Aton.

The debates will be one half-hour in length and will have most of the candidates for the Council seats:

6 p.m. General Council Seat A: Alex Aton, Justin Burnett, Randy Allen, Heather Hardinger

6:30 p.m. Council Zone 1: Angela Romine, Isabelle Jimenez Walker

7 p.m. Council Zone 4: Incumbent Matthew Simpson, Craig Kauffman (Jean Kalapathy will not be attending)

7:30 p.m. General Council Seat B: J. Michael Hasty, Incumbent Craig Hosmer (Brent Brown will not be attending)

8 p.m. Mayoral Debate: Mayor Ken McClure, Marcus Aton

The debates will be broadcast live on KWTO, and then an audio archive of the debates will be posted on Ozarks Independent Monday morning.

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