Forum set March 24 for Mehlville school board candidates

Five candidates seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education will meet at a forum Monday, March 24, at the Nottelmann Auditorium on the Mehlville Senior High School campus, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

The five are Venki Palamand, Samantha Stormer, Emma Jean Pretto, Rich Franz and Randy L. Howard. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and will last for 90 minutes. Those attending the forum can submit questions that evening, or questions can be submitted in advance by emailing them to Communications Director John Wolff at

Franz, who currently serves as board treasurer, is seeking a second three-year term in the April 8 election. Incumbent board President Mark Stoner and board member Elaine Powers are not seeking re-election.

Stormer, Pretto and Howard are seeking office for the first time, while Palamand previously served two terms on the Mehlville board.