By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
In light of Bishop James Tindall’s April 8, withdrawal as a candidate for the Jackson County Legislature, two additional candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to represent the 2nd District of Jackson county.
Former Jackson County Legislator and former City Councilman Ron Finley and Sterling L. Brown, joined Alfred B. Jordan and Zachary L. Berkstresser in the bid for the seat.
Bishop Tindall withdrew his name from the upcoming August primary after being elected in 2006 and then being re-elected in 2010 because of a felony conviction.
However, that appeared not to be enough as questions arose about his current position on the Legislature and those who wanted him out of office now rather than waiting until his term expired in about eight months.
Facing a costly legal fight with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Bishop Tindall resigned his seat on Thursday, April 10, effective June 30.
A Missouri law enacted after he was elected in 2010 barred ex-felons from holding office in the state of Missouri and was confirmed by the Missouri Supreme court.
Bishop Tindall has served the Jackson County, as a whole, well as evident by his continued community support of the past two elections. Specifically he has been a voice for the black community and the issues therein.
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