Carthage, Mo, - The city of Carthage, has no candidates currently running for city council in ward one & ward three ahead of the municipal elections.
If no one is on the ballot come April fourth, the city will have 2 empty seats.
The Mayor will appoint people to fill those seats if there's no serious write-in candidates.
"I think our local government should be much more powerful than it is, but a lot of people just don't seem to be very energized or excited about it. maybe apathetic apathy is pretty strong sometimes, but you know, at the end of the day, somebody will fill those positions and we will have four councils come in the weeks after the election." said Charlie Davis, Jasper County Clerk.
Under Carthage city rules, anyone who registers as a write-in candidate will be eligible for the position.
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Segun hails from Ibadan Nigeria. He moved to the United States in 2018 in pursuit of better life opportunities.
He lived in Washington State where he attended Columbia Basin College and graduated with an associate degree in Communications. He also attended Washington State University in Pullman where he received an award from the National Society of Leadership and Success for being an outstanding student. Segun has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News and Media Production.
Segun joined the KOAM team in 2022 as a Multi-Media Journalist.
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