If you enjoy doing something, why quit?

That is the question which kept nagging Hannibal Mayor Roy Hark, who in December 2006 had said his third term would be his last. That is why Hark decided to seek another term as mayor.


If you enjoy doing something, why quit?
That is the question which kept nagging Hannibal Mayor Roy Hark, who in December 2006 had said his third term would be his last. That is why Hark decided to seek another term as mayor.
“I’ve been mayor for nine years. I’d like to run for another term,” he said. “I know I said I wouldn’t, but I enjoy it and working for the people.
“This city is a part of my life. It has been and always will be,” added Hark, who was a member of the local fire department for 32 years, nine as its chief.
Hark appreciates the working relationship he has with City Manager Jeff LaGarce. He also is happy with the makeup of the council, which has lost its two senior members - Jim Dexheimer and Kyle Wilson - in the past two years.
“That’s another reason I want to run, to provide some stability for another term,” said Hark.
While quick to note he isn’t perfect, Hark adds that he is always striving to “do the very best I can.”

For additional details, see the Thursday, Dec. 24, edition of the Hannibal Courier-Post.