2nd Ward Liberty councilman retains seat

Greg Duncan

LIBERTY — Current 2nd Ward City Councilman Greg Duncan retained his seat after unofficial election results were tallied Tuesday, April 2. Duncan took 78 percent of the vote to maintain his seat. His challenger, Lee Murdock, took 22 percent.

“I’m grateful to serve another term,” Duncan said. “I get to see some things to completion and also help with some areas to focus on, such as growth and the right kind of development and infrastructure.”

Duncan is excited to see the Interstate 35 and Missouri Highway 152 corridor construction get off the ground during his next four years in office.

“It was tremendous foresight of the city to look for a collaboration and a structure that will take us into the future,” he said. “It’s going to cause a little bit of angst, but in the end, it will be what we need.”

Going into his fourth term, Duncan said he feels strongly about the projects and work underway.

“That was one reason I decided to run for a fourth term, because of these things,” he said. “I’m also pleased to be part of a high-performing team in our city council and the opportunity to serve under this current mayor.”

Duncan also serves on the Liberty Arts Commission, which has been instrumental in creating the rotating art in downtown Liberty and the Liberty Arts Foundation, which raised funds for the China Slaughter sculpture.

Murdock said he’s happy for the community and considered his votes “a great race.”

“I’m excited for the future,” he said.

Southeast Editor Kellie Houx can be reached at kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com or 389-6630.

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