Two candidates are trying to unseat the mayor of Sugar Creek, who has had a seven-term run in the office.
By KATHLEEN POINTER
Special to The Star
Matt Mallinson and Leonard Fullbright are both vying for Sugar Creek’s top office, while incumbent Stanley J. Salva said he plans to continue the approach he’s had for the past 14 years.
Mallinson could not be reached for comment. Fullbright did not respond to questions.
Stanley J. Salva
• Age: Did not answer
• Address: 4026 N. River Blvd.
• Occupation: Adjunct professor at Avila University and Webster University; retired from senior management at AT&T
• Education: Graduate work in mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas; master’s in business from what’s now the University of Central Missouri; bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri
• Public experience: In his seventh term as mayor; current chairman of the Jackson County Storm Water Commission; current member of the Little Blue Valley Sewer District Board of Trustees; chairman of the Mid-America Regional Council’s solid waste committee, 2004-2008; current board member for the Missouri Municipal League
• Stances: His top priorities are to build a strong business base, grow strong neighborhoods and keep the government accountable. He said the biggest challenge facing the city is generally improving the quality of life for everyone. He does not anticipate a budget shortfall.