Councilman Jerry Compton

Courtesy of City of Springfield City Council Directory

Jerry Compton is Springfield City Council’s only incumbent on the April 7 ballot. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the Zone 3 councilman and his challenger, Mike Schilling, to learn more on their goals for the city.

Compton was appointed to Springfield City Council in May of 2009 and was re-elected in April 2011.  Last month he was named Mayor Pro Tem when Jeff Siefried resigned. He told us after a recent chamber breakfast that if re-elected, he’ll work on these three issues.

Will Missouri’s next legislative session produce a solution to the state’s meth problem? That’s the hope of some members of the Springfield City Council, which on Monday voted 5-4 to postpone a prescription only bill concerning cold and sinus medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.