Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says it comes down to whether voters care more about promises… or performance.
That could be a deciding factor as Houston launches a re-election campaign… despite a 2011 pledge that he would step aside after one term.
Houston says the city has come too far under his leadership to risk backsliding now.
He says if voters give him four more years, he will keep working to add more jobs, get rid of rundown and abandoned buildings, move toward railroad consolidation, and try to get a final answer on whether a second lake will be built.
Listen to Houston's announcment here