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Competitive race set for Green Park mayor, Mehlville Fire

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

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Fred Daus did file for reelection. A previous version of the article did not include Daues’s name due to incomplete information from Sunset Hills. 

Candidate filing closed last week for several municipal offices and school board positions across South County, including a competitive race for Green Park mayor.

Aldermanic seats in Sunset Hills and Green Park will also be up for election, plus seats on the Lindbergh Board of Education.

Filing began Dec. 6 and closed Dec. 27.


There will be no race in Crestwood. Mayor Grant Mabie indicated that he would not seek another term and endorsed Ward 3 Alderman Scott Shipley for mayor. Shipley announced his campaign for mayor Dec. 6. No one else filed to run for mayor.

Green Park

Aldermanic seats held by Carol Hamilton of Ward 1, Matt Farwig of Ward 2 and Joe Monteleone of Ward 3 are up for re-election, as well as the mayoral seat, currently held by Mayor Tim Thuston.

Ward 1 Alderman Michael Broughton filed for mayor, as did Thuston. Hamilton and Monteleone filed for their respective seats. No one filed for the Ward 2 seat.

The positions carry two-year terms.

Sunset Hills

In Sunset Hills, aldermanic seats held by Brian Fernandez of Ward 1, Christine Lieber of Ward 2, Randy Epperson of Ward 3 and Fred Daues of Ward 4 are up for election. The seats carry two-year terms.

Fernandez, Lieber, Epperson and Daues filed for their respective positions. Marie Davis also filed for the Ward 2 seat. Davis lost to Lieber for Ward 2 in the 2020 municipal elections.

Lindbergh Board of Education

Five candidates filed for the three Lindbergh Board of Education seats up for re-election in 2022. The seats carry three-year terms. The seats of Vice President Christy Watz, Treasurer Matt Alonzo and member Cathy Carlock Lorenz will be up for election. Both Watz and Alonzo filed, as did Andrew Lawson, Paul Leinweber and David Randelman.

Mehlville Board of Education

There will be no election for the Mehlville school board, as no one other than the incumbents filed for the three open seats on the board.

Seats held by President Peggy Hassler, Secretary Jean Pretto and member Jeff Wolman are up for election; all three incumbents filed for their respective positions. The seats carry three-year terms.

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors

One six-year term will be up for election. The seat is currently held by Director Aaron Hilmer, who has served on the Mehlville Fire Protection District board since 2005 and is in his third term.

Hilmer will face a challenge from former firefighter Fred Baumgarth, who unsuccessfully ran for the board in 2019 against Director Ed Ryan and in 2021 against Director Bonnie Stegman.

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