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11 People Vying for City Council Seat

The City of Joplin is one step closer to filling the open seat on the City Council. The vacancy is the result of long time Councilman Jim West who resigned through a letter from his attorney on February 15.

The council took 11 applications and will now give each applicant a chance to give a presentation at the city council meeting on March 11th and they plan to make their final decision at their regular meeting on March 18th.

The eleven hopeful appointees are:

Mike Seibert, Former Mayor

Keenan Cortez, Long-serving city volunteer

Charles Copple, Retired firefighter

Tom Rogers, of 12OneGroup

Troy Kinast, owner of Rangeline Antique Mall

Leonard Miller, of the Joplin School District

Matthew Robertson, a Neosho School District teacher

Sarah Hinkle, an employee of Macy’s

William Goodwin, a casino security director

Achala Tiwari-Pandey, a professor at Missouri Southern State University

Rocky Bigger, a lift truck operator for Americold.

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