April 5 Election Results: Here’s who and what won in South County

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Photo by Erin Achenbach

Voters line up to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor

These are the final, unofficial election results for South County from the April 5 election, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Look for continuing coverage this week online and in print. 

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Proposition 1 passed with 56.55 percent of the vote. The measure, a 20 cent per $100 of assessed value tax rate increase, was the first rate increase in the fire district since 1989. 

Crestwood’s Proposition 1, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to further fund the city’s fire department, also passed with 73.03 percent of the vote. 

The only competitive aldermanic race in Crestwood saw Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy reelected to another term over newcomer Nicholas Ranciglio. 

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis was reelected to her fourth term in a contentious race over challenger Christine Lieber, a Ward 2 alderman. 

For other ballot measures, the Proposition U use tax failed in Grantwood Village and Proposition S, a 10-cent tax rate increase, passed in the Affton Fire Protection District. 

City races

Crestwood Board of Aldermen Ward 4

Tony Kennedy – 80.94 percent

Nicholas Ranciglio – 19.06 percent

Total votes: 745

Green Park Board of Aldermen Ward 2

Ronald Slattery – 81.13 percent

Donald Lattray – 18.87 percent

Total votes: 106

Lindbergh Schools Board of Education 

David Randelman – 22.84 percent 

Jennifer Miller – 27.22 percent 

Carrie Clay – 22.59 percent 

Julia Voss – 27.35 percent 

Total votes: 18,481

 

Mehlville School District Board of Education 

Benjamin “Ben” Droney – 30.05 percent 

Scott Huegerich – 35.08 percent 

Sarah Grace Wright – 34.87 percent 

Total votes: 17,241

Sunset Hills Mayor

Patricia Fribis – 54.76 percent 

Christine Lieber – 45.24 percent

Total votes: 2,562

Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen Ward 4 

Lindsey Hof – 80.18 percent

  1. Michael Svoboda (write-in)  – 19.82 percent

Total votes: 545

Ballot measures 

Affton Fire Protection District Proposition S 

(50 percent plus one needed to pass) 

Yes – 59.83 percent 

No – 40.17 percent 

Total votes – 3,328

Crestwood Proposition 1 

(50 percent plus one needed to pass) 

Yes – 73.03 percent

No – 26.97 percent

Total votes – 2,699

Grantwood Village Proposition U – a use tax 

Yes – 29.30 percent

No – 70.70 percent

Total votes – 256 

Mehlville Fire Protection District Proposition 1 

(50 percent plus one needed to pass) 

Yes – 56.55 percent

No – 43.45 percent

Total votes – 15,531

St. Louis County Proposition A 

(Simple majority required to pass) 

Shall the Charter of St. Louis County be amended to require that all costs associated with employees appointed by the County Executive be covered under the County Executive’s budget and to eliminate the authority of department heads to employ one executive assistant and one secretary for each of them outside of the merit system, as set forth in Exhibit A of Ordinance No. 28,307, on file with the St. Louis County Administrative Director and the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners?

Yes – 76.67 percent 

No – 23.35 percent 

Total votes – 116,404 

St. Louis County Proposition B 

(Simple majority required to pass) 

Shall the Charter of St. Louis County be amended to change the requirements for the position of county executive so that the county executive shall hold no other employment nor shall the county executive perform work as an independent contractor during the term of office and that a violation of either of these restrictions shall cause the county executive to forfeit the office and the office shall be declared vacant as set forth in Exhibit A of Ordinance No. 28,308, on file with the St. Louis County Administrative Director and the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners?

Yes – 61.06 percent

No – 38.94 percent

Total votes – 117,916

St. Louis County Proposition C 

(Simple majority required to pass) 

Shall St. Louis County impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?

Yes – 41.87 percent 

No – 58.13 percent 

Total votes – 116,731 

St. Louis County Proposition D 

(Simple majority required to pass) 

Shall St. Louis County be authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Raintree Foundation for a building and surrounding ground located in Queeny Park for the operation of a pre-primary and primary grade school pursuant to the terms as set forth in Exhibit A of Ordinance No. 28,324, on file with the St. Louis County Administrative Director and the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners?

Yes – 45.87 percent

No – 54.13 percent

Total votes – 115,484