Breaking news: County releases final unofficial election results

The county Board of Election Commissioners released final unofficial results of Tuesday’s election at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday:

County Council

A Republican who serves as a Green Park alderman unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Steve Stenger for the 6th District County Council seat in the Nov. 6 election.

Tony Pousosa, a Ward 1 Green Park alderman since 2007, looks to unseat Stenger, who was elected to the council in November 2008.

Pousosa, 42, 9700 Antigo Drive, 63123, is a surgical nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Advanced Medicine. He and his wife, Regina, have two children who attend Lindbergh schools.

Stenger, 40, 9322 Rambler Drive, 63123, is an attorney and certified public accountant at Klar, Izsak & Stenger LLC. He is married to Allison Stenger. Stenger served as prosecuting attorney for Cottleville from 2005 to 2008.

Pousosa received 30,392 votes and Stenger garnered 37,511 votes.

Missouri Senate District 1

A Democratic state representative defeated Republican Jim Lembke in the Nov. 6 election for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat.

Rep. Scott Sifton, who represents the 96th District in the Missouri House, is challenging Lembke, who was elected to the Senate four years ago after serving in the Missouri House for six years.

Lembke, 51, 812 Ann Lynn Court, 63125, is a full-time state senator. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, ages 21 and 18. Lembke represented the 85th District in the Missouri House.

Sifton, 38, 9814 Berwick Place, 63123, is an attorney at Husch Blackwell LLP. He and his wife, Stacey, have two young children. Sifton was elected to the Missouri House in 2010. He served on the Affton Board of Education from 2001 to 2010 and was board president from 2007 to 2009.

Lembke garnered 43,858 votes and Sifton received 45,486 votes.

Missouri House District 92

Republican Al Faulstich unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Rep. Genise Montecillo for the Missouri House seat in the newly redrawn 92nd District.

Faulstich, 71, 9815 Mar Ann Court, 63128, is retired from Anheuser-Busch. He and his wife, Elfriede, have four adult children. Faulstich has not previously held political office.

Montecillo, 49, 7491 Hardscrapple, No. A, 63123, has one grown child. She is a former special education teacher who worked in the Special School District for 25 years. Montecillo was elected to the Missouri House District 66 seat in 2010.

Faulstich received 7,489 votes and Montecillo garnered 9,670 votes.

District 93

Democrat Bob Burns and Republican Tony Leech vied for the Missouri House District 93 seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election.

Leech, 4724 Don Ron Drive, did not respond to a Call questionnaire.

Burns, 64, 9057 Southview Lane, 63123, is retired. He and his wife, Dianne, have two adult children. Burns served as an alderman from 1982 to 1984 for the city of St. George, which since has disincorporated, and on the Affton Board of Education from 1984 to 1996.

Burns garnered 7,122 votes and Leech received 4,079 votes in St. Louis County. In St. Louis City, Burns received 696 votes and Leech tallied 213 votes with two of five precincts reporting.

District 94

A Democrat who serves on the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education successfully challenged Republican Rep. Cloria Brown in the Nov. 6 election for the Missouri House seat in the newly redrawn 94th District.

Lindbergh school board member Vicki Lorenz Englund was elected to the District 85 Missouri House seat in 2008 by defeating Brown.

Two years ago, Brown defeated Englund for the District 85 seat.

Brown, 70, 3306 Lone Elm Drive, 63125, is retired from MasterCard International, where she served as vice president of a technology group. She and her husband, Frank, have an adult daughter.

Brown previously served as the Lemay Township Republican committeewoman.

Englund, 38, 4539 Valmeyer, 63128, is employed by Cassidy Turley as a leasing administrator for Edward Jones and is the sole proprietor of GiftPak Express. Englund and her husband, Patrik, have two young children.

Brown tallied 8,216 votes and Englund received 8,522 votes.

District 95

An Oakville Democrat unsuccessfully challenged Republican Rep. Marsha Haefner in the Nov. 6 election for the Missouri House seat in the newly redrawn 95th District.

Joe Zelle, a retired certified public accountant, sought to unseat Haefner, who was elected to the District 100 Missouri House seat two years ago.

Haefner, 61, 3015 Carverview Court, 63129, is the owner of Haefner’s Farm & Greenhouses, doing business as For the Garden. She and her husband, Gregory, have three adult children.

Zelle, 58, 5753 Chatport Road, 63129, is a retired certified public accountant for the Internal Revenue Service. He and his wife, Mary (Kay), have three grown children.

Haefner tallied 11,894 votes and Zelle garnered 8,001 votes.

Proposition L

The St. Louis County Library received approval of a 6-cent tax-rate increase.

Proposition L will fund construction, renovation and upgrades to facilities. The tax rate will increase from 16.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 22.3 cents.

In addition, the library’s tax-rate ceiling will increase to 26 cents per $100 from the current 20 cents.

A simple majority was required for approval.

The Tesson Ferry Branch County Library would be rebuilt as part of a 10-year upgrade plan. County Library Director Charles Pace previously told the Call the Tesson Ferry Branch is “essentially at the end of its design life.” Original HVAC units and electrical systems are still used, and the building at 9920 Lin Ferry is “built partially on a sinkhole,” according to Pace.

Other improvements will include updating and rebuilding various branches of the library system. Updates will include games, learning activities and the possibility of a digital content creation lab.

Prop L received 244,580 “yes” votes and 177,262 “no” votes.

Proposition S

The Special School District asked voters for a 19-cent tax-rate increase, which SSD Board of Education Vice President Dan Cuneo has called a necessity.

The tax-rate increase, Proposition S, will fund $85 million worth of construction and renovation in the district, assist in maintaining competitive salaries, maintain services for students with autism and sustain programs for post-school employment.

SSD’s tax rate will increase to $1.19 per $100 of assessed valuation from the current rate of $1 per $100. A simple majority was required for approval.

Prop S received 282,277 “yes” votes and 212,980 “no” votes.