Springfield Mayoral Race http://wuis.org en Sangamon County Auditor Announces Mayoral Bid http://wuis.org/post/sangamon-county-auditor-announces-mayoral-bid <p>The Sangamon County Auditor says his experience at the county level makes him most qualified to be the city's top executive.</p><p><br />Spring rain held off at Lincoln Park as Paul Palazzolo officially announced his intent to run for mayor of Springfield next year.</p><p>Palazzolo served as Sangamon County Auditor since 2002 and says he has a track record of transparency.<br />Four years ago he said he was running for mayor, but dropped out after failing to get the backing of the county's GOP organization.&nbsp; The mayor's office is officially non-partisan.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:14:28 +0000 Lee Strubinger 22494 at http://wuis.org Sangamon County Auditor Announces Mayoral Bid Houston: I'll Start Thinking About Re-Election Next Spring http://wuis.org/post/houston-ill-start-thinking-about-re-election-next-spring <p></p><p>The city of Springfield is still nearly two years away from a mayoral election. &nbsp;But half-way through a term he had said would be his last, Mike Houston is now hinting at the possibility of re-election.</p><p>Mayor Houston says he's not made any decisions about his political future at this time, but he says they may come in sring 2014.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:32:06 +0000 Peter Gray 8331 at http://wuis.org Houston: I'll Start Thinking About Re-Election Next Spring