Phil Stinnett is returned to Joplin City Council
April 10, 2016
Low turnout gave write-in candidate Phil Stinnett enough votes in Zone 3 to return him to the Joplin City Council. Stinnett who was mayor from 2004-2006 was a member of the council from 1998 to 2010. Jasper County certified 87 votes for him, Newton County certified 38.

The Joplin City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on April 11, 2016, in Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of receiving the official report of the April 5, 2016 General Election, administering the Oaths of Office of the newly elected Council Members, and electing the 2016-2018 Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

Outgoing Council members Morris Glaze, Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg and Bill Scearce will also be recognized for their years of service. Municipal Court Judge Chuck Brown will administer the Oath of Office to newly elected council members Melodee Colbert-Kean, Dan McCreary, Taylor Brown, Jim West, and Stinnett. Following this, the newly seated Council will elect a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

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