OnCall e-newsletter: Call Newspapers Election Guide 2017

Are you heading to the polls Tuesday to VOTE?

Once again, wherever you live in south county, the Call is your premier local source for comprehensive election coverage.

On Election Night, visit our website www.callnewspapers.com for constantly updated election results for all the local races listed below.

The headline race in south county is the matchup for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors, with Oakville resident Jane Kolb challenging 12-year board Chairman Aaron Hilmer. If you missed our double candidate forum last week with Hilmer, Kolb and the four Mehlville Board of Education candidates, read about it and see the livestream here.

Voters countywide will weigh Proposition P, a half-cent sales tax for police and public safety. See the full list of Chief Jon Belmar’s plans for the $46 million county share of the $80 million annual tax here.

To find out more about the organized opposition to Proposition C in Crestwood, a 45-cent tax-rate increase for city residents, read on. See City Administrator Kris Simpson’s take on the tax hike here.

Residents around south county and Jefferson County will consider a series of fire district tax hikes Tuesday: Proposition A in Affton (25 cents), Proposition E in Fenton (39 cents) and Proposition Life Safety (50 cents) in the Rock Community Fire Protection District serving Arnold and other areas. Read about all three of the taxes here.

And finally, check out Call Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s endorsements of Aaron Hilmer for fire board; against Prop C, for Prop P, Tony Pousosa for Green Park mayor, the Mehlville Board of Education here; and the Lindbergh Board of Education.

Here are your competitive races in south county:

Mehlville fire board:
Aaron Hilmer vs. Jane Kolb
forum, endorsement and questionnaire

Read about Kolb’s claims of heavy turnover at the MFPD, which are disputed by Chief Brian Hendricks.

Lindbergh Board of Education: Nine candidates for four seats – Matt Alonzo, GOP Gravois Committeewoman Jennifer Bird, board Treasurer Vicki Lorenz Englund, Martha Duchild, Mike Shamia, board President Kathy Kienstra, Cathy Carlock Lorenz, Daniel Sampson and Christy Watz

Executive Editor Mike Anthony believes that this election will set the course of Lindbergh’s future, for better or for worse. Read his editorial, our forum article and the questionnaires:
Alonzo, Bird, Englund, Duchild and Shamia Kienstra and Lorenz, Sampson and Watz

Mehlville Board of Education:
Four candidates for three seats:
Peggy Hassler, Michelle Pommer, Jean Pretto, Samantha Stormer
Read forum and questionnaire.

Green Park Mayor:
Tony Pousosa vs. Bob Reinagel

Sunset Hills Ward 3 Alderman:
Nathan Lipe vs. Lori Scarlett

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