Filing for April election to end next week

Staff Report

Filing will end next week for municipal and school board seats and one seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors up for election in April.

The deadline for candidates to file for the April 3 election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Check with the specific governmental entity for the exact filing times and dates through Jan. 16.

Aldermanic seats are up for election in the cities of Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills next spring.

In addition, the post of mayor is up for election in Green Park.

Two seats on both the Lindbergh and Mehlville boards of education also are up for election April 3.

Crestwood

Aldermanic seats held by Richard Breeding of Ward 1, Jim Kelleher of Ward 2, Jerry Miguel of Ward 3 and Pat Duwe of Ward 4 are up for election. The seats carry three-year terms.

Due to term limits, Breeding and Duwe are ineligible to seek re-election.

At press time, Miguel was the only candidate to file.

Green Park

Aldermanic seats held by Bob Reinagel of Ward 1, Chuck Deters of Ward 2 and Mark Hayden of Ward 3 are up for election. The seats carry two-year terms.

In addition, the mayoral post currently held by Steve Armstrong is up for election in April. The mayoral post also carries a two-year term.

All four incumbents have filed for re-election. In addition, John Schott, 10936 Suanis Court, 63123, has filed for mayor. Two years ago, Armstrong defeated Schott for the mayoral post.

Tim Thuston, 9400 Green Park Road, has filed for the Ward 2 aldermanic seat currently held by Deters, and Anthony Pousosa, 9700 Antigo Drive, has filed for the Ward 1 aldermanic seat currently held by Reinagel.

Sunset Hills

Aldermanic seats held by Michael Sawicki of Ward 1, John Littlefield of Ward 2, Jan Hoffmann of Ward 3 and Donald Parker of Ward 4 are up for election. The seats carry two-year terms.

Candidates filing include Douglas McGuire Jr., 12501 Maret Drive, 63127, in Ward 1; Littlefield in Ward 2; Hoffmann in Ward 3; and Parker and Mike Svoboda, 10231 Kennerly Road, 63128, in Ward 4.

Lindbergh School District

Board of Education seats held by Robert Bader and Vic Lenz are up for election. The seats carry three-year terms.

Under state law, if the number of school board candidates who file is equal to the number of positions to be filled by the election, no election will be conducted.

However, if the number of candidates filing exceeds the number of positions, the election will take place April 3.

Both Bader and Lenz have filed for re-election. Richard W. Meuser, 15 Toddington Terrace, 63128, also has filed.

Mehlville School District

Board of Education seats held by Tom Correnti and Rita Diekemper are up for election. The seats carry three-year terms.

Four candidates have filed: Larry Felton, 5949 Briarmist Place, 63128; Venki Palamand, 5385 Royal Hills Drive, 63129; Mark Carter, 5521 D Southfield Drive, 63129; and Randy Lowry, 5527 Bellemeade Trail Court, 63129.

Mehlville Fire Protection District

A seat on the Board of Directors held by Dan Ottoline Sr. is up for election. The seat carries a six-year term.

Paul A. Meyer, 2582 Bluffwood Drive, 63129, and Edmond J. Ryan, 10682 Hackamore Lane, 63128, have filed.