A forum for four candidates seeking the Crestwood mayoral post in the Tuesday, Aug. 3, election will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Crestwood Community Center in Whitecliff Park.
The candidates are:
Roy R. Robinson.
Ward 4 Alderman Thomas E. Fagan.
Ward 1 Alderman Richard LaBore.
Peter John Mead.
The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce and Call Newspapers.
The special election is being conducted to fill the remainder of former Crestwood Mayor Jim Robertson's term. Robertson announced his resignation Jan. 27.
An attorney who was elected mayor in April 2002, Robertson said he was resigning to focus on family, medical and personal matters that he had been unable to give the attention they needed. Given how the responsibilities of the mayoral post essentially had become a second full-time job, Robertson "reluctantly'' concluded he could not focus on those family, medical and personal matters and give his mayoral duties the attention they required.
Whoever is elected in August will serve until April when Robertson's mayoral term would have concluded. An election for mayor then will take place in April and whoever is elected will serve a three-year term.