staying in race for mayor
First she was in. Then she was out. Now she is back in.
Melody Doescher, 50, officially announced
on Monday morning that she would no longer pursue the
mayors seat in the April election. Then she called
The Landmark just prior to deadline Wednesday and said
she has changed her mind and will stay in the race.
Weve recently gotten news
that my husband may be transferred within the next year,
said Doescher on Monday. So if I were to have been
elected I didnt want to leave the city without leadership.
But by Wednesday her message was different.
She said the possibility of her husband being transferred
was not as strong as previously believed and she was determined
not to be forced out of the race.
Doescher and her husband, Ray, have resided
in Platte City for the last six years. During that time
she served one term as an alderman for the City of Platte
Platte City Mayor Dave Brooks is pursuing
his third term in office. He still faces active opposition
from Kevin Robinson and Michael Walsh.
See next week's issue of The Landmark
for a detailed preview on the mayor's race.