Jefferson City Council has only one contested seat

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 12 2017 Dec 12, 2017 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:41:00 PM CST December 12, 2017 in News
By: Matt Schmittdiel, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The 2018 Jefferson City council elections only have one contested seat: 5th Ward Council member.

Incumbent Larry Henry will not be running for reelection, which leaves the seat open for two newcomers.

They are Tim Crabtree and Jon Hensley. This is the first time either has ever run in an municipal election.

Crabtree is the current vice president of corporate assets for Central Bank. He said he has always thought civic duty is important.

"I would like to give back to the community that I live in. I feel like the council would be a next step and I would offer good background for that position," Crabtree said.

Jon Hensley currently works as General Counsel at the Missouri State Treasurer's Office. He, his wife and three daughters live in the ward and the oldest daughter goes to Moreau Heights Elementary School.

"So I mean it when I say that the issues that are affecting the city today, the policy set by the city council, are things that are really going to impact my family for years to come," he said.

The election is April 3.

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