Call makes endorsements for Lindbergh board, Crestwood Board of Aldermen


Lindbergh school board

Four candidates — Carrie Clay, incumbent Jennifer Miller, David Randelman and Julia Voss — are seeking two seats.

It’s been several election cycles since we’ve seen a competitive race for the Lindbergh Board of Education but its not surprising that there are several able candidates willing to step up and serve the community.

While we believe all four challengers would serve the public well, we believe Miller and Voss are best prepared to solve challenges Lindbergh Schools faces.

Miller has served on the Board of Education since 2016. As Lindbergh continues the transition out of the pandemic and addressing the learning challenges and other issues brought on by COVID-19, we believe maintaining some sense of continuity is important during a transition period. The Call endorses Miller. 

We appreciate Randelman’s experience on the district’s Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Committee, but we’re wary of candidates whose platforms appear focused on a single issue, in this case, parental rights. 

While we believe the remaining two candidates, Clay and Voss, would serve the district well, The Call endorses Voss because she has children who attend Lindbergh Schools and therefore a higher stake in the district’s success. 

Crestwood Ward 4 alderman

Incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, who has served as alderman since 2016, is challenged by Nicholas Ranciglio, a newcomer to public office. 

The Call can’t remember the last time there was a competitive aldermanic race in Crestwood and was lookng forward to hearing from the candidates on their views for the city, however Ranciglio did not return The Call’s questionnaire, making him ineligible for endorsement. Meanwhile, Kennedy’s enthusiasm for the city was obvious in his questionnaire; The Call endorses Kennedy.