County Council incumbents face opposition in primary

Three incumbent County Council members will face opposition in the Aug. 5 primary election.

Filing ended last week for the primary election for county, state and federal of-fices.

Candidates filing for the three County Council seats include:

District 2 — Democrat Carl M. Johnson, 1901 Ashby Road, 63114, and current County Council Chairman Kathleen Burkett, D-Overland.

District 4 — Democratic incumbent Mike O’Mara of north county; Libertarian Theo “Ted” Brown, 9901 Lilac Drive, 63137; Republican Eugene Dokes, 11706 Criterion Ave., 63138; Democrat Tony Weaver, 6762 Mignon Drive, 63033; and Democrat Arnie C. Dienoff, 914 Amaral Circle, 63137.

District 6 — Republican incumbent John Campisi of south county; Democrat Steve Stenger, 9322 Rambler Drive, 63123; Republican Ryan Dougherty, 4808 Autumn Drive, 63123; and Libertarian Michael P. Rohrbacker, 4109 Lisieux Lane, 63129, who currently serves on the St. Louis County Community College Board of Trustees.

Two candidates have filed for the District 1 state Senate seat currently held by Democrat Harry Kennedy of St. Louis, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits: former Democratic state Rep. Joan Barry, 5050 Lampglow Court, 63129, and current District 85 state Rep. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay.

Candidates filing for Missouri House seats up for election in south county include:

District 66 — Republican Jerry Morgan, 8377 Lonkar Drive, 63123, and Democratic incumbent Michael Vogt.

District 85 — Republican Cloria Brown, 3306 Lone Elm Drive, 63125, and Democrats Vicki Lorenz Englund, 4539 Valmeyer Drive, 63128, and Ron Wagganer, 149 Jefferson Barracks Drive, 63125.

District 95 — Republican incumbent Jim Avery of Crestwood withdrew from the race March 25. Concord Township Republican Committeeman and Treasurer of the St. Louis County GOP Central Committee Mike Leara, 1022 Gregory Court, 63128, and Democrat Alice J. Geary, 11127 Patrina Court, 63127.

District 96 — Democratic incumbent Patricia “Pat” Yaeger of Lemay and Republican Ron Levy, 4635 Candace Drive, 63123.

District 97 — Republican incumbent Walt Bivins of Oakville and former Mehlville Board of Education member and former Democratic state Rep. Jan Polizzi, 5953 Shortleaf Court, 63128. Republican Donald Hoskins, 3860 Old Baumgartner Road, 63129, withdrew from the race March 21.

District 100 — Democratic incumbent Sue Schoemehl of Oakville and Republican Nick Haul, 5480 Fireleaf Drive, 63129.

Republican Todd Akin is unopposed in the primary for the U.S. representative District 2 seat he currently holds. Five Democrats — David L. Pentland of St. Louis, John Hogan of St. Charles, Mike Garman of O’Fallon, Byron DeLear of Chesterfield and William C. “Bill” Haas of St. Louis — have filed along with Libertarian Thomas Knapp of St. Louis.

Democrat Russ Carnahan of St. Louis is unopposed for the U.S. representative District 3 seat he currently holds. Four Republicans — Chris Sander of St. Louis, John Wayne Tucker of Arnold, Greg Zotta of Imperial and Pat Ertmann of St. Louis — have filed along with Libertarian Kevin Babcock of St. Louis.