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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

JOPLIN GLOBE BREAKING NEWS - NEWLY ELECTED CITY COUNCILMAN RESIGNS OVER PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS


BREAKING NEWS>>> JOPLIN GLOBE EXCLUSIVE by Debby Woodin
NEWLY ELECTED CITY COUNCILMAN RESIGNS OVER PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS
•State law bars people guilty of felonies from being a candidate for local or state office
(64801/64804) -- Historically when an elected council member has resigned the Joplin City Council takes applications to consider filling that spot. However that is not confirmed at this time.
In the City Charter, section 2.05. Council appoints, and it can be anyone who meets the qualifications. The appointee serves until the next election (2020).
What are those qualifications? You must be at least 18-years-old and a resident of Joplin for at least four years. CLICK📲 to view the charter https://www.joplinmo.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/88
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In a post on social media Josh Bard writes:
First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over these last several months. To many of you, it is no surprise that I have a past, a past that I'm not necessarily proud of at all. But we cannot allow ourselves to be defined by what we have done. I had hoped and still hope to use that example in my life.
With that being said, I have resigned my position as a member of our Joplin City Council. In all the research I had done prior to running. I missed a MO Statute that prevents me from holding office.
I want it to be known, I never intended on doing any harm to our city or our city council. I love this city and our governing of this city. To those that were counting on me. I am so very sorry I let you down! - Josh Bard

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