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Candidate filing underway for April 2024 municipal and school board elections

Candidate filings so far are a mix of newcomers as well as incumbents

Candidate filing for next April’s municipal and school board elections is currently underway.

Filing for the April 4 elections began at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, and will continue until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Up for election are municipal seats in Crestwood, Green Park, Grantwood Village and Sunset Hills. The Sunset Hills mayoral post also is up for election.

In addition, seats on the Lindbergh and Mehlville school boards are up for election.       


Aldermanic seats held by Jesse Morrison of Ward 1, Justin Charboneau of Ward 2, Grant Mabie of Ward 3 and John Sebben of Ward 4 are up for election.

At The Call’s press time, Morrison, Mabie and Sebben had filed for their respective seats, while Rebecca Now filed for Ward 2. Morrison was first elected in 2021.  Sebben was also elected to his first term in 2021. Mabie, who previously served as Ward 3 alderman and mayor, was elected in April 2021 for another aldermanic term.

The seats carry three-year terms.

Grantwood Village

Two trustee seats will be up for election in Grantwood Village.

The seats carry two-year terms.

Green Park

Aldermanic seats held by Michael Broughton of Ward 1, Ronald Slattery of Ward 2 and Martin Finn of Ward 3 are up for re-election.

At press time, both Broughton and Slattery had re-filed for their respective seats.

The seats carry two-year terms.

Sunset Hills

In Sunset Hills, Fribis is seeking her fifth term as mayor after she was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2018, 2020 and 2022. The mayoral term is two years. Before that, Fribis served as Ward 4 alderman since 2008.

Aldermanic seats held by Ann McMunn of Ward 1, Casey Wong of Ward 2, Cathy Friedmann of Ward 3 and Lindsay Hof of Ward 4 are up for election.

McMunn and Wong are in their third terms and were first elected in 2018 and re-elected unopposed in 2020. Friedmann was first elected in 2020. Hof was elected for the first time unopposed in 2022.

McMunn, Wong, Friedmann and Hof filed for their respective seats. Former Ward 2 Alderman Christine Lieber also filed to run for the Ward 2 seat. Lieber first ran for alderman in 2021. She unsuccessfully campaigned for mayor in 2022 and was defeated by current Ward 2 Alderman Marie Davis in the 2023 municipal elections.

The seats carry two-year terms.

Lindbergh Board of Education

Two candidates filed for the two Lindbergh Board of Education seats up for re-election in 2023 as of The Call’s press time. The seats carry three-year terms.

The seats of Mike Shamia and Secretary Megan Vedder are open on the Board of Education. Vedder has served one term after being elected in 2021 and filed for re-election. The other person to declare candidacy is Rachel Braaf Koehler.

Mehlville Board of Education

Mehlville Board of Education seats held by President Peggy Hassler, Jean Pretto, Patrick McKelvey and Tori Behlke are up for election.

Hassler’s seat and Pretto’s seat carry two-year terms, while McKelvey’s seat and Behlke’s seat carry three-year terms.

At The Call’s press time, Hassler and Pretto had filed for their seats, along with Mike Moore and Bob Mahacek. Mahacek unsuccessfully ran in 2022 for the 92nd Missouri House District.

McKelvey and Behlke filed for their respective seats, as did Amy Summers and James L. (Simo) Simokaitis.

Seats on the Affton, Bayless and Hancock boards of education will be up for election as well.

No seats are open on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Those seats carry six-year terms. The next election in the fire district will be in April 2025, when the seat held by Director Ed Ryan will be open. By the end of his current term, Ryan will have served on the Board of Directors for 18 years.

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the correct years that Christine Lieber ran for alderman and mayor.