Ken McClure

Ryan Welch / KSMU

From evaluating the city’s public safety needs and its court-tested policies to assessing their diplomatic abilities, to two candidates for Springfield mayor shared how they would govern if elected during a Thursday forum.

Kristi Fulnecky and Ken McClure, both general seat incumbents on the City Council, took questions before some 160 spectators at the Library Center.



Springfield’s Mayor Pro-Tem Ken McClure announced today his candidacy for mayor.

The announcement positions McClure against fellow Councilmember Kristi Fulnecky, who earlier this year said she’s running for mayor. Current Mayor Bob Stephens is not seeking re-election.