A special election is not planned this year in after District 3 Councilwoman , a city official said.
Mitten is expected to become the 83rd District state representative for Missouri beginning in January. She won Tuesday's primary against fellow Democrat and will run unopposed in the Nov. 6 election.
Mitten can continue serving on the council until she takes office in Jefferson City, said Irene Johnson, communications coordinator for Richmond Heights. Her seat will then likely remain empty until April, at which time a new council representative will be chosen by voters in a special election.
"That person would fill the vacancy for three years," Johnson said. In April, Mitten won election to a third term on the council. Those terms run for four years.
Mitten also has the option of resigning from her council seat, which would trigger a special election in November.
She could not immediately be reached for comment about her plans for the council.
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