The latest candidate in next year’s race for Springfield mayor says he will run on his own merits… not against anyone else.
Even so, Jim Langfelder appeared to take a veiled shot at incumbent Mayor Mike Houston during his weekend announcement of his formal entry into the race. Langfelder said his decisions would be motivated only by what is “best for Springfield,” and not by concerns about getting re-elected.
Houston has come under fire for going back on his pledge to serve only one term, and instead deciding to seek re-election next spring.
Langfelder, Houston, and county auditor Paul Palazzolo have all announced their candidacies for the 2015 mayor’s race… and Alderman Cory Jobe is still considering it.