Phillip Stinnett, Joplin City Council Candidate 2020

A life-long Joplin resident, Zone III incumbent Phillip Stinnett has served on the city council for several years.

Aside from mayor Gary Shaw, Stinnett will be the only candidate with pre-Tornado budgeting experience.

In his opening statement in a February public forum, Stinnett told voters,

“I believe some experience in that area will be helpful to the council in getting back to how we were able to survive with the budgets that don’t have near as much money in them.”

Stinnett believes that his long-time and faithful relationship with city department heads will provide the city resources it needs to keep Joplin moving forward.

Along with serving on the council for several years, Stinnett is a man of faith and is an avid leader in his church.

Two candidates are going head-to-head in the Zone III seat race — newcomer Steve Urie and incumbent Phillip Stinnett.

There are four other open seats on the Joplin City Council with a total of 11 candidates running.

Voters will decide the winner on Election Day, April 7, 2020.