South County Election Guide 2020: June 2


Students at Oakville Elementary participate in ‘Kids Voting’ for the November 2018 election.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of Sunset Hills have had months of anticipation for a mayoral race in which resident John Stephens is challenging incumbent Mayor Pat Fribis. In both the Mehlville and Affton school districts, five candidates are seeking three seats on the board — in Mehlville, two incumbents, three newcomers. Seven candidates are running for four open seats on the Hancock Board of Education. Aldermanic races in Sunset Hills and a rare three-way race in Green Park have people talking. Crestwood voters could extend a key capital-improvement sales tax for the city.

The Lindbergh and Bayless school boards will not hold elections this summer since three people filed for three open seats in both districts, all incumbents.

Read on for full coverage of these races and their issues.

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

Sunset Hills Mayor

Pat Fribis vs. John Stephens

Candidate questionnaire

Other coverage:


Past coverage of both:

Fribis and Stephens


Mehlville Board of Education

Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen, Jeff Wolman

Candidate questionnaire


From left: Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman.


Affton Board of Education

Rachel Ayres, Justin Carney, Lara Leonberger, Bridget Sinamon, Patricia Zahn

Candidate questionnaire


Hancock Board of Education

Seven candidates are running for four seats: Coverage

Mya Schnabel filed for the remainder of an unfinished term.

For the two three-year terms, incumbents Jean Parshall and Debbie Kuykendall are seeking re-election, along with Garrett Mees, Rhonda Stratman, Cathryne Reid and Amy Marsala.


Crestwood Capital Improvement Sales Tax



Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen

Cathy Friedmann, left, is challenging Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger, right.

Ward 3

Cathy Friedmann vs. Kurt Krueger (incumbent)

Candidate questionnaire


Ward 4

Drew Hrach vs. Thompson Price (incumbent)

Candidate questionnaire



Green Park Board of Aldermen:

Ward 2

James Jones vs. Donald Lattray vs. Ronald Slattery

Candidate questionnaire