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Angela Romine served on Springfield City Council since April 2021. She's pictured being sworn into the position.
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Angela Romine served on Springfield City Council since April 2021. She's pictured being sworn into the position.

Romine vacates council seat to run for state Senate

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Last edited 12:20 p.m., Feb. 23, 2022

Springfield City Council member Angela Romine has vacated her seat to seek a position in the Missouri Senate.

A news release issued last night indicates Romine is running for the District 30 seat in the state Senate. She filed for candidacy yesterday afternoon, according to the Missouri secretary of state's website.

Springfield City Charter states that "once a council member becomes a candidate for or holds any other lucrative public office, his or her seat shall become immediately vacant," according to the release.

Melissa Haase, the city's assistant director of public information and civic engagement, said a letter of resignation has not yet been provided by Romine. An attempt to reach the former council member for comment was unsuccessful by deadline, and her Senate campaign does not appear to have been launched officially to the public.

Romine, owner of Halo Massage and Wellness, was elected to council in April 2021, according to past reporting.

The District 30 seat in the state Senate currently is held by Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield.

Hough is the only District 30 candidate to have filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission for the Aug 2. election, according to online records.

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