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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

'Sense of Urgency' - Eyster outlines campaign for mayor


January 30, 2020

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Longtime resident and community leader Mike Eyster is running for mayor of Springfield. His campaign is focusing on economic vitality, safe neighborhoods and transparency in leadership.

SPRINGFIELD – Longtime resident and community leader Mike Eyster launched his 2020 mayoral campaign last week because, he said, for all of its successes, the city could be achieving even more.

"There's talk about being bold, but I don't think we're thinking bold enough," said Eyster, who serves on multiple city committees and boards, and has been a behind-the-scenes force for development.

"I've attended most City Council meetings and hear, 'Glenwood is a diamond in the rough.' It's been a diamond in the rough for decades. Where is the urgency to polish the diamond?"

It's clear that "urgen...

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