Springfield (KMTR) - Three people have filed the paperwork to run for mayor of Springfield. One of them officially announced her candidacy Tuesday.
Denise Bean owns and operates a tax service in Springfield, now she wants to add another title to her resume, even though the position of mayor is unpaid.
She told her supporters at Springfield City Hall that she loves Springfield and wants to do what's best for the city.
Bean already serves the city as a planning commissioner and sits on several boards, including Willamalane Park and Recreation and the Main Street Design Committee.
If elected, she says she wants to keep things local, starting with a “Buy, Dine and Stay in Springfield" campaign. “We'll promote our local businesses. If we only spent a few extra dollars here in Springfield, our current existing businesses would thrive and then we could start knocking on the doors of new business to actually come into Springfield.”
Denise Bean says she has been thinking about running for several years, but she wanted to wait until her kids got a little older and their tax business was up and running.
So far, only two others have filed the paperwork to run for mayor. They are William Nicholas, who says he believes the city should be more citizen-friendly and Current Mayor Christine Lundberg, whose term expires next year. Both plan to officially announce their candidacies in the coming weeks.The deadline for filing for the next mayoral election is March 6, 2012.