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Hear from Local Candidates, In Their Own Words

Candidates will share their ideas and goals in brief conversations to air on KSMU Ozarks Public Radio (91.1 FM). Video versions produced by the Springfield News-Leader and are available below.


March 20 – Willard Public Schools

March 21 & March 22 – Springfield Public Schools

Educating voters about the candidates they’ll see on their ballots is key to the mission of the Informed Voter Coalition. In these interviews, voters can hear from the candidates in their own words before heading to their polling place.

Launched in 2019, the Informed Voter Coalition has the goal of educating voters and engaging candidates with citizens. All organizations are nonpartisan. Members are: Be Civil Be Heard, Drury University’s L.E. Meador Center for Politics & Citizenship, Junior League of Springfield, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, Leadership Springfield, League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri, Missouri State University’s Office of Public Affairs, NAACP Springfield, Ozarks Technical Community College’s Social Sciences Department, Rosie, Show me Christian County, Springfield Business Journal, Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Springfield News-Leader.

Vickie Hicks is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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