After vacating her Springfield City Council seat earlier this week, Angela Romine has officially launched her campaign for the state Senate.
Romine announced in a news release yesterday that she resigned from council to seek the District 30 seat in the Senate. She’s running as a Republican.
"I am going to continue to serve our community and be your voice here in Springfield by taking this step," she said in the release, noting she has a "goal of strengthening the conservative grassroots movement here in Missouri."
Romine specifically pointed to the state gas tax increase as a legislative misstep, saying residents are against such measures.
"I hear your frustrations, as I feel them, too," she said in the release. "We need more everyday citizens to run for city, state and federal government positions who have integrity and gumption."
Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, who is seeking reelection, is the only District 30 candidate who has filed paperwork for the Aug. 2 primary election so far with the Missouri Ethics Commission, according to online records.
Meanwhile, the city of Springfield today opened up the application period for Romine's vacated seat on council. Candidates interested in the Zone 1 seat can file paperwork with the city clerk's office, according to a news release. The filing deadline is end of business on March 11.
Council will select a new council member to serve the remainder of Romine's term that ends in April 2023.
The congregation at Crossway Baptist Church is building a children’s wing at the west end of the church, and beginning in 2024, it will be home to a Christian academy.