Third candidate files for Crestwood mayoral post

A third candidate has filed for the Aug. 3 special election to fill the remainder of former Crestwood Mayor Jim Robertson’s term.

Longtime Ward 1 Alderman Richard LaBore, 1421 Woodhue Drive, filed last week for the mayoral post, joining Police Board member Roy R. Robinson, 9165 Cordoba Lane, and Ward 4 Alderman Thomas E. Fagan, 8715 Red Oak Drive.

Filing to fill the remainder of the mayoral term will continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at City Hall, 1 Detjen Drive.

Robertson announced his resignation near the end of the Jan. 27 Board of Aldermen meeting. An attorney who was elected mayor in April 2002, Robertson said he was resigning to focus on family, medical and personal matters that for some time he has been unable to give the attention they needed.

Given how the responsibilities of his 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 2005, when Robertson’s mayoral term would have concluded. An election for mayor also will take place in April 2005 and whoever is elected will serve a three-year term.