FINAL RESULTS IN: Election results for south county candidates start pouring in

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Newly elected Mehlville Board of Education members Lisa Messmer, left, and Tori Behlke after their victory Tuesday night.

Final results are in…. 

In today’s election, voters in Crestwood and Sunset Hills chose aldermen and Mehlville and Lindbergh school district voters each chose from three Board of Education candidates for two open seats in today’s election.

Besides voting for elected officials, voters in south county also considered two ballot measures in the Bayless School District, a bond issue in the Fenton Fire Protection District and whether to dissolve the city of Mackenzie. Read on for the results of all of these measures.

Voters in the Bayless School District considered two ballot measures, including Prop S, a 41-cent tax-rate increase for operations and Prop A, a $10 million bond issue funded by a 34-cent tax-rate increase.

Here are your competitive races in south county:
(Updated with final results)

Lindbergh Board of Education:

(Three candidates for two seats)

Karen Schuster, Mike Shamia and Eric Edward Thias

See the candidates’ questionnaire here.

Schuster and Shamia, who are incumbents, defeated newcomer Thias.

(WITH 43 OF 43  COUNTED)
           KAREN ROUSH SCHUSTER.  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,488   46.85
           MIKE SHAMIA.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,989   40.15
           ERIC EDWARD THIAS.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       923   12.40
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        45     .60

 

Mehlville Board of Education:

(Three candidates for two seats)

Tori Behlke, Ron Fedorchak and Lisa Messmer
Messmer and Behlke defeated Fedorchak for the two open seats.

(WITH 43 OF 43  COUNTED)
           LISA MESSMER  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,165   38.65
           VICTORIA (TORI) BEHLKE .  .  .  .  .  .     3,206   39.15
           RONALD J. FEDORCHAK .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,776   21.69
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        41     .50

 

Crestwood Ward 3 Alderman:

Grant Mabie vs. Bill Boston

Mabie is the winner with 77 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

(WITH 3 OF 3  COUNTED)
           GRANT  MABIE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       297   76.94
           BILL  BOSTON  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        85   22.02
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         4    1.04

Read their 2018 questionnaires and, in Boston’s case, how those answers were different back in 2013 when he originally responded to our questionnaire.

 

Crestwood Ward 4 Alderman:

Timothy Anderson vs. Ismaine Ayouaz

Ayouaz is the winner according to unofficial results. Anderson led after the first of two precincts was counted.

Final unofficial results:

(WITH 2 OF 2  COUNTED)
           ISMAINE  AYOUAZ  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       354   57.47
           TIMOTHY  ANDERSON.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       261   42.37
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .16

Earlier results from the first precinct:

(WITH 1 OF 2  COUNTED 50%)
           ISMAINE  AYOUAZ  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        92   46.00
           TIMOTHY  ANDERSON.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       107   53.50
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .50

Read their questionnaires and their discussion of a flier sent out by Ayouaz.

 

Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman:

Ann McMunn vs. Joe Stewart

McMunn defeated Stewart after final results came in.

(WITH 3 OF 3  COUNTED)
           JOSEPH C. STEWART, III .  .  .  .  .  .       125   41.67
           ANN  McMUNN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       175   58.33

Read their questionnaires here.

 

The bond issue on the Bayless School District ballot, Proposition A, failed because it did not meet the 57-percent threshold for passage, but the district passed its operating tax levy Proposition S.

BAYLESS SCHOOL DIST - PROPOSITION A
          **(BONDS - CAPITAL IMPROV (57.15% NEEDED)**
          (Vote for )  1
              (WITH 8 OF 8  COUNTED)
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       649   54.36
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       545   45.64

          BAYLESS SCHOOL DIST - PROPOSITION S
          **(OPERATING TAX LEVY)**
          (Vote for )  1
              (WITH 8 OF 8  COUNTED)
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       648   54.05
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       551   45.95
The Fenton Fire District's Proposition F failed to gain the 57-percent majority necessary to pass.
FENTON FIRE DISTRICT - PROPOSITION F
          **(BONDS - CAPITAL IMPROV (57.15% NEEDED)**
          (Vote for )  1
              (WITH 20 OF 20  COUNTED)
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,620   50.19
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,608   49.81
Voters in Mackenzie weighed in on whether to dissolve their city and become part of unincorporated St. Louis County. The measure received more "yes" than "no" votes, but not by much.
MACKENZIE - PROPOSITION A
          **(DISSOLVE CITY)**
          (Vote for )  1
              (WITH 1 OF 1  COUNTED)
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        18   54.55
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        15   45.45