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Missouri mayor who resigned under pressure seeks re-election

SCOTT CITY, Mo. (AP) - The former mayor of a southeast Missouri town who resigned after allegations he abused his position says he wants his job back.

Ron Cummins on Tuesday filed to run in April's election for Scott City mayor. He will have to defeat the current mayor, Norman Brant, who was named to replace Cummins when he resigned.

Brant also filed to run for mayor in April. They seek to finish a term that ends in April 2020.

The Southeast Missourian reports Cummins resigned in August after state Rep. Holly Rehder, a Republican from Sikeston, sought an investigation into Brant's activities while mayor.

Cummins said he resigned because of the personal attacks but wants to return to office to address what he said was misuse of credit cards by some city officials.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com