2021 general election forum: Mission mayor

Mission mayor

Councilmembers Sollie Flora (left) and Arcie Rothrock (right) are facing one another to become the new mayor of Mission. Current Mayor Ron Appletoft is stepping down. Above, Flora and Rothrock participate in the Post's 2021 general forum on Tuesday night, moderated by Editor Kyle Palmer (center). Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Mission Gateway, Johnson Drive business turnover and the recently approved special sales tax for road improvements were all discussion points at the Shawnee Mission Post’s 2021 Mission mayoral forum.

Arcie Rothrock
Ward 2 Councilmember Arcie Rothrock, above, is running to fill Mayor Ron Appletoft’s seat.

Councilmembers Arcie Rothrock and Sollie Flora, Ward 2 and Ward 4, respectively, are vying for the mayoral seat being vacated by Ron Appletoft. Rothrock was elected to the city council in 2014, and Flora was elected to the council in 2017.