If you're wondering what Bon The Geek has been up to lately, she's been butting heads with the obnoxious Springfield, MO City Council on a variety of issues. And it's finally gotten to the point where instead of just airing her grievances, she's doing something about it.
Bon Tindle's experience with Springfield City Council has, thus far, often been in the form of jabs thrown on social media.
That could change in 2017, as Tindle announced Wednesday an intention to run for a seat at the next election.
"I'm going to run a good race, on my own terms, and I'm going to put up a fight like you've never, ever seen before," she wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. "I'm going to do it the way I did it all along, out in the open, listening to people and using my research abilities to find the answers I need to make solid choices."
Tindle, who was especially outspoken during the indecent exposure ordinance debate, said months ago that she didn't plan to run for council. However, she said she received a lot of support to run.
She said Councilman Justin Burnett's resignation and quick reversal earlier this month is what ultimately changed her mind.
Burnett and Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky have often been at the end of Tindle's barbs. Fulnecky announced last week that she intends to run for mayor in 2017.
While Tindle is not running for mayor, she sees herself as an opponent of Fulnecky.
"I'm ashamed of the spectacle that Burnett and Fulnecky have made of our city," Tindle said in her announcement. "Springfield is a great place to live, but it has its shortcomings. These two, in my mind, represent everything that is wrong with local government. They don't care about the people, they care about doing what they want for their buddies. For themselves, at our expense. Enough."
Tindle lives in Zone 2, but she said she doesn't want to wait until Burnett's seat opens in 2019. In the next election, 2017, Jan Fisk's General Seat A and Craig Hosmer's General Seat B are both up for election. Neither has stated whether they intend to run for re-election.
Tindle said she hasn't decided which seat she'll file for.
I of course will keep you updated, and hopefully Bon will too. Gotta start fixing things somewhere, and your own local government is a great place to start.