Two potential candidates have officially announced their intentions to run for the open Cape Girardeau
city council seat that was vacated by Trent Summers’ resignation.
Evan Trump was the first to show interest. Trump is originally from Jefferson City, Mo., but said Cape Girardeau has become his second home. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in business administration and was formerly the Cape Girardeau County Republican chairman. He is now the district manager for Bi-State Southern Convenience Stores.
Cape Girardeau voters soundly rejected a use tax in Tuesday’s election. They also reelected mayor Harry Rediger and chose two new city councilmembers.
Voters in the cities of Cape Giradeau and Jackson, and in Cape Girardeau County, all rejected a use tax that would have applied to the purchase of items bought outside of Missouri but used within the state if the retailer does not charge a sales tax. It largely applies to internet purchases.
Harry Rediger cruised to re-election, beating challenger Walter White with 76% of votes cast.