Candidate filing opens Tuesday for April 6 election


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

Filing opens Tuesday for a number of area governmental positions that are up for election April 6.

Filing begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, and will continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The Green Park mayoral seat is up for election, as are aldermanic seats in Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills. Seats on the Mehlville fire board and Lindbergh, Mehlville and Affton boards of education also are up for election.

Mehlville fire board

The seat held by Treasurer Bonnie Stegman will be up for election. Stegman was first elected to a four-year term in 2005 and re-elected to a full six-year term in 2009. No one filed to oppose Stegman in 2015, so she was automatically re-elected to a six-year term.

Lindbergh school board

Two seats with three-year terms are up for election. Current board President Mike Shamia will be up for re-election, along with former board President Karen Schuster.

Schuster has served on the board since 2012, re-elected in 2015 and 2018. Shamia was elected to a one-year term in 2017, then a full three-year term in 2018.

Mehlville school board

Two seats on the Mehlville Board of Education held by Tori Behlke and Lisa Messmer are up for election. Behlke and Messmer were both elected to their first term in 2018. Terms are three years.

Affton school board

Two seats with three-year terms will be up for election on the Affton Board of Education. The seats are currently held by Michelle Burford and Kenneth Edgar III.


Board of Aldermen seats held by Mimi Duncan in Ward 1, Justin Charboneau in Ward 2, Scott Shipley in Ward 3 and Ismaine Ayouaz in Ward 4 will be up for election.

Terms are three years.

Green Park

The Green Park mayoral post will be up for election for a two-year term. Mayor Tim Thuston was elected in 2019.

Four seats, at least one in each ward, are up for election: The Ward 1 seats held by Michael Broughton and Esad Softic are both up for election, along with the Ward 2 seat held by Matthew Farwig and the Ward 3 seat held by Joe Monteleone.

Sunset Hills

Four seats, one from each ward, will be up for election in Sunset Hills.

The Ward 1 seat held by Joe Stewart, who was just appointed last month by Mayor Pat Fribis, will be up for election. Seats held by Steve Bersche in Ward 2, Nathan Lipe in Ward 3 and Mark Colombo in Ward 4 will be up for election. Colombo is not seeking re-election.

Grantwood Village

One seat on the Grantwood Village Board of Trustees will be up for election.