Joplin Board of Ed candidate David Weaver seeks to bridge divide amongst Four State educational shareholders

In fifteen days, in-person voting for the city and municipal elections will take place in Missouri. David Weaver is one of four candidates running to fill two vacant seats on the Joplin Board of Education. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

David Weaver with his wife Laura

David Weaver knows the Four States well, moving to the area to attend Ozark Christian College in Joplin in the early 1980s, where he would meet his wife. The two would settle here to raise a family. Weaver has spent a career embracing Southeast Kansas as a professor at Pittsburg State and Southwest Missouri, working with Koinonia Christian Campus Ministry at Missouri Southern State University.

Weaver, a first-time candidate for the Joplin Board of Education, has election experience. “I served in the city of Duquesne; it’s a city to the east of Joplin. So I served on the city council there from about 2002 until around 2008 when we moved to Carthage for about five years. But I still stayed in kind of an administrative role, but my title was assistant to the mayor.”

Weaver is taking on Sally Hawley Chesser, Mathew Robinson, and Donnie Greenlee to earn one of two, three-year seats on the Joplin Board of Education. In-person voting is on April 5.

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