An incumbent Springfield alderman has decided not to seek another term. Ward 9’s Steve Dove says he will not be a candidate in 2015.
Dove was first elected in 2007… but briefly vacated the seat in 2011 to serve as executive assistant to then-Mayor Frank Edwards.
Dove was re-elected to his Ward 9 seat that spring.
Among those thinking about seeking the open seat is Tony Smarjesse, who replaced Dove on the council temporarily during Dove’s absence.
Smarjesse says on Facebook that he is giving “serious consideration” to a run for the open seat.