Misty Buscher formally announced her candidacy for Mayor of Springfield on Friday. Buscher has served as City Treasurer of Springfield since 2015.
“My demonstrated leadership skills and desire to make this community a better place are what inspired me to run for Mayor, Buscher said; in the coming months, I will be detailing my ideas on how to improve our great city. I will be listening to you, the taxpayers, on what you expect from your Mayor and I will work tirelessly to turn your dreams into reality. We have amazing citizens, caring first responders and health care workers, dedicated business leaders, skilled union workers and collaborative politicians in our community. It is time for a leader to support and work with these groups to create a better Springfield.”
Jim Langfelder has served as Springfield Mayor since 2015, to date, he has yet to announce his plan for re-election officially. Langfelder’s father previously served two terms as Mayor, losing in his third attempt.
Buscher is the first candidate to announce opposition to Langfelder. If four or more candidates file for Mayor or any city office, a primary will be held on February 28th in advance of the April 4th consolidated general election.