Springfield City Council Zone 4

City of Springfield

Springfield’s Zone 4 has a new representative on City Council.  Matthew Simpson was chosen during a special council meeting Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Craig Fishel.

Simpson is director of research, strategic planning and grant development at Ozarks Technical Community College.  He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from MSU and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Vanderbilt University.

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Applications are being accepted for the Zone 4 Springfield City Council seat.  Craig Fishel resigned from that position last week.

The city clerk’s office will accept applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 16. 

Michele Skalicky

Zone 4 Springfield City Council Candidates discussed a variety of topics Tuesday before about 30 attendees at the Springfield Art Museum.  During the hour-long forum, hosted by the Springfield News-Leader, incumbent Craig Fishel and challenger Debra Brady addressed several issues, from public safety to economic development to the city's homeless problem. 

Zone 4 is located in southeast Springfield, bounded generally by Campbell on the west, Sunshine on the north, Blackman Rd. on the east and extending south to the city limits.

The election is Tuesday, April 4.