Mike Houston’s confirmed, and potential, challengers in next year’s race for Springfield mayor are reacting to his decision to seek another term.
Paul Palazzolo’s campaign handed out press releases… at Houston’s news conference… blasting the mayor for broken promises.
Jim Langfelder… who says he is running but hasn’t held a formal kickoff yet… says he’s not surprised at Houston’s decision, but says it won’t affect his campaign.
And Alderman Cory Jobe… who formed an exploratory committee to consider a run… says he’s disappointed by Houston’s decision.
Jobe says he will confer with his committee and make an announcement on his own plans soon.