|The Southwest Missouri Regional Fraternal Order of Police Regional Lodge #27 allowed candidates for the Joplin City Council the opportunity to address the lodge on March 13, 2014. The election will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014.
Eight candidates spoke to the lodge and answered questions. After hearing from the candidates and discussion the lodge voted to endorse four of these candidates: Mike Woolston and Jim West for general seats, Gary Shaw for Zone 1 and Michael Seibert for Zone 4.
To be endorsed the candidates had to have a two thirds vote from the lodge. The candidates who also are running include incumbent Jack Golden, Harvey Hutchinson, incumbent Tricia Raney and Ryan Stanley.