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.