St. Louis County Executive Dooley will face two challengers in primary

Staff report

County Executive Charlie Dooley, D-north county, will face two challengers in the Aug. 8 primary.

Dooley will be contested by fellow Democrats Charlotte Meshell, 10209 Count Drive, 63136, and Carl Johnson, 1901 Ashby Road, 63114.

Republican Joe Passanise, 526 Sarah Lane, 63141, and Libertarian Theo “Ted” Brown Sr. 10103 Barron Drive, 63136, also have filed for county executive.

Filing for the August primary for county, state and federal seats ended March 28.

Incumbent Democratic Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, 603 Norfolk Drive, 63122, was the only person who filed for that county post.

Four County Council seats also are up for election. Democratic incumbent District 1 Councilwoman Hazel Erby, 8340 Fullerton Ave., 63132, was the only person to file for that post.

The County Council’s 3rd District seat will have a new face elected this year as Republican incumbent Councilman Skip Mange will not seek re-election.

Two Republican candidates — Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock, 29 Sennawood Drive, 63026, and Colleen Wasinger, 860 Durbin Court, 63141 — have filed.

Also filing for the 3rd District seat was Democrat Kathleen “Kathy” Schweitzer, 1507 Shoemaker Court, 63146.

Republican incumbent 5th District Councilman Kurt Odenwald, 7316 Sutherland Ave., 63119, has filed. He will be challenged by Democratic candidate Barbara Fraser, 581 Stratford Avenue, 63130.

Republican incumbent 7th District Councilman Greg Quinn, 331 Norwich Court, 63011, also has filed and will be challenged at the polls by Democratic candidate Steven Biggs, 17432 Hilltop Ridge Drive, 63025.

Missouri House seats in the 66th, 85th, 95th, 96th, 97th and 100th districts are among those up for election this year.

In District 66, incumbent Democrat Michael Vogt, 6035 Weber Road, 62123, is unopposed for re-election.

In District 85, incumbent Republican Jim Lembke, 812 Ann Lynn Court, 63125, has filed for re-election. Two Democrats have filed — Bob Burns, 9057 Southview, 63123, and Tom Organ, 4636 Longspur Drive, 63128.

In District 95, incumbent Republican Jim Avery, 9714 Big Bend Blvd., has filed. Also filing were Democrats Paul E. Green Jr., 11246 Fawnhaven Drive, 63126, and Judi Parker, 12608 Bradford Woods, 63127.

In District 96, incumbent Democrat Patricia “Pat” Yeager, 729 Reed Ave., 63125, will be challenged by Republican Ronald E. Levy, 4635 Candace Drive, 63123.

In District 97, incumbent Republican Walt Bivins, 9 Idecker Court, 63129, has filed. Also filing were Democrats Thomas C. Knowles II, 647 Aqua Ridge Drive, 63129, and Venki Palamand, 5385 Royal Hills Drive, 63129.

In District 100, incumbent Democrat Sue Schoemehl, 2629 Bluff Ridge Drive, 63129, is unopposed for re-election.

In the race for Missouri’s U.S. representative for District 2, Republican incumbent Todd Akin of St. Louis has filed along with Republican Sherman Parker of St. Peters. Also filing were Democrats Rich Lesh of St. Charles, George D. Weber of Eureka, John Hogan of St. Charles and Charles Karam of Chesterfield. Libertarian Tamara A. Millay of St. Louis also has filed.

In the race for Missouri’s U.S. representative for District 3, Democratic incumbent Russ Carnahan of St. Louis has filed along with Democrat Jim Frisella of St. Louis. Also filing were Republican David Bertelsen, 7009 Evergreen Meadows Court, 63129, and Libertarian R. Christophel of St. Louis.