Courtney McFadden files for Prairie Village council seat re-occupied by David Morrison

Courtney McFadden received a gift in recognition of her work on the council last November.
Courtney McFadden received a gift in recognition of her work on the council last November.

The woman appointed to replace David Morrison on the Prairie Village City Council — and removed from that seat after a judge overturned Morrison’s ouster from the governing body — has filed for April’s council elections.

Courtney McFadden took the seat in December 2013 after Morrison was ousted following his decision to allow a homeless man with a drug history sneak into city hall and stay there overnight. But after the Kansas Court of Appeals overturned Morrison’s ouster in October 2014, McFadden was forced out of the Ward 5 seat.

Since leaving the council, however, McFadden has stayed active in city affairs, frequently attending meetings and city functions. She filed to run for the seat last week, saying that she “think[s] we need people on the council who are willing to connect the dots where our residents want our community to be in the future.”

Morrison, who was elected to his second term in office in 2012, has not filed for re-election at this point.

In addition to McFadden, long-time Councilor Ruth Hopkins has also filed for election. Now the council’s longest-tenured member, Hopkins has represented Ward 2 since April 1992.

The Prairie Village City Council elections will be April 5, 2016.