Springfield Elections: City Council Candidates Answer Questions From High School Students

Mar 27, 2019

How would Springfield city council candidates engage young people in government?

Students from Springfield Southeast High School want to know the answer to that question and a few more. A group of five students from a government class participated in Illnois Public Media’s Civics Youth Engagement Summit in March. They came up with ten questions to ask.

Illinois Public Media emailed questionnaires to the candidates for city council. Below are links the submitted responses.

A ward map is here (PDF). You can find out which ward you live in at the Sangamon County website.

This post may be updated.

Ward 1

Ward 2

Ward 3

Ward 5

Ward 6

Ward 7 

Ward 8 

Ward 10

No candidates in wards 4 or 9 submitted responses.