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Firefighter and police unions endorse Misty Buscher for mayor of Springfield (from

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Springfield’s two public safety unions are both endorsing challenger Misty Buscher in the race for Springfield mayor.

The unions representing police and firefighters say they believe it’s the first time the two groups have made a joint endorsement in a Springfield mayoral contest.

In a news conference Monday, both unions said Buscher has demonstrated a commitment to public safety and has made a commitment to address staffing shortfalls in each department.

In addition, Firefighters Local 37 said it supports Buscher’s vision to address concerns about the city’s emergency medical transport system.

And the police union says Buscher will make appointments and promotions based on qualifications – not on race, gender, or other considerations.

Buscher is the current city treasurer and is challenging two-term incumbent Mayor Jim Langfelder in the April election.

(Source:, 2/13/23)



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