Candidates jump into races on day one of election filing

Deadline to register as candidate is Dec. 28

Posted 12/9/21

A slew of candidates chose to get a quick start to putting their names on the ballot for municipal elections in April. Candidate filing opened Tuesday for elections that will be held April 5, …

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Candidates jump into races on day one of election filing

Deadline to register as candidate is Dec. 28

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A slew of candidates chose to get a quick start to putting their names on the ballot for municipal elections in April. Candidate filing opened Tuesday for elections that will be held April 5, 2022.

The positions to be elected include the leadership of local cities, school districts, and emergency service agencies. Interested candidates must register with the appropriate entity by Dec. 28.

Action in Wright City

Five people came out to file for two available positions on the Wright City R-II School Board, a highly active start for positions that sometimes don’t get much attention.

Both incumbent board members, Austin Jones and Mary Groeper, came to the school district office to sign up for re-election. Competing with them on the ballot so far are three newcomers: Elizabeth (Beth) Dean, Frank Zykan and Isaac Ovchinikov.

A short distance away at Wright City Hall, three city leaders registered to seek re-election. Mayor Michelle Heiliger, Ward 1 Alderman Karey Owens and Ward 2 Alderman Ramiz Hakim were the only candidates to file on the first day for positions as mayor and aldermen.

For the Wright City Fire District Board of Directors, Heiliger also registered herself to retain a seat at that agency. Two seats with six-year terms, and a single seat with a two-year term, are available. Incumbents Chris Kellner and Justin Fears didn’t register on Tuesday.

Sluggish day in Warrenton

Seats on the Warrenton Board of Aldermen and Warren County R-III School Board saw some incumbents filing for re-election on the first day.

At city hall, Ward 2 Aldermen Scott Schulze was the only incumbent to file for re-election to the city board on Tuesday. Aldermen Jack Crump of Ward 1 and Bob Delaloye of Ward 3 had yet to register.

One former alderman came on the first day of filing to add his name to the contention. Gary Miller registered to run in Ward 3. He would compete against Delaloye if both run for election.

For the R-III School Board, current board members Sarah Janes and Ginger Schenck both filed for re-election. Their seats will be elected for three-year terms, along with a one-year position that was left open by the departure of Laurie Wenzel.

Other districts

The Marthasville Board of Aldermen had no candidates file on the first day for seats on that board.

Incumbent Mike Thomas will run to keep his seat on the Truesdale Board of Aldermen. Newcomer Kelly Riehl also joined the race. Two seats are up for election.

Trustee Donna West has registered to once again run for the village of Innsbrook Board of Trustees. Two trustee positions are available.

Warren County Ambulance Board member Jill Smoot filed for re-election. Two seats are available on the board.

Marthasville Community Ambulance Board member Greg Cooper registered to retain his position. Two seats are available for that board.

The board of director's for Warren County's 911 dispatch center had one incumbent, Jamie Salvator, register to run again. Three seats on the board are available.

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