KGCS-TV, in cooperation with the Joplin Globe, presented two special programs focusing on candidates in the upcoming April election.

The first “Candidate Connection” program was held March 24 and featured candidates for the Joplin Schools Board of Education. Eight candidates are seeking three board seats that are up for election.

The second was held March 31 and featured candidates for the Joplin City Council. Nine candidates are in that race. Six are seeking the three general seats up for election, two are seeking the zone four position, and zone one is unopposed.

Both can be viewed below.