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Ken McClure announces bid for 2017 mayor seat

McClure to oppose City Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky in 2017

By Lillian Stone

Aug 24 2016 at 5:14 a.m.

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Springfield City Councilman Ken McClure has officially announced his candidacy for mayor. McClure will oppose Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky, who announced her candidacy earlier this year.

Councilman McClure made the announcement at 9 a.m. this morning in the manufacturing facility at Springfield’s SMC Packaging Group. “Regardless of political persuasion, public servants need to work together for the common good,” he said, referencing his record of “results-focused leadership.” McClure was introduced by representatives from the Springfield Good Government Committee and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Association. Both organizations are endorsing his campaign, which will run until the mayoral election in April 2017.