UPDATED: Filing underway for April election

By Gloria Lloyd

Candidates throughout south county recently lined up to file to run for office, when filing opened for April municipal and school board elections.

Filing for the April 7 election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

In Crestwood, four aldermanic seats are up for election, including the seats held by Darryl Wallach of Ward 1, Tim Trueblood of Ward 2, Paul Duchild of Ward 3 and Mike Vincent of Ward 4. The seats carry three-year terms.

In Ward 3, Grant Mabie filed on the first day of filing to run for Duchild’s seat. Mabie is an attorney who ran for alderman two years ago, but was defeated by current Ward 3 Alderman Bill Boston.

Earlier this year, Mayor Gregg Roby appointed Mabie to the Economic Development Commission, where he now serves as chairman.

Longtime Ward 2 Tim Trueblood filed to run again for his seat.

In Ward 4, former Ward 4 Alderman Deborah Beezley, who served one term from 2009 to 2012, filed to run for Vincent’s seat. Vincent was appointed in April by former Mayor Jeff Schlink to the seat, which was held by former Ward 4 Alderman Tim Tennessen until he resigned last February.

In Grantwood Village, Board of Trustees seats held by Chairman Kevin Kelso, Streets Commissioner Mark Kienstra and Building Commissioner Bob Bess are up for election. The seats carry two-year terms.

Kienstra first was elected to the board in 2011. Both Bess and Kelso initially were appointed to unexpired terms on the board.

Bess was elected to a full two-year term in 2011, and Kelso was elected to a full two-year term in 2013.

All three have filed for re-election.

In Green Park, Mayor Bob Reinagel’s seat is up for election. He was appointed to the post after the resignation of former Mayor Tony Konopka in 2012 and elected to a full two-year term in 2013.

Reinagel filed for re-election.

Aldermanic seats held by Tony Pousosa of Ward 1, Tim Thuston of Ward 2 and Joe Monteleone of Ward 3 are up for election.

Pousosa, Thuston and Monteleone have filed for re-election, and Michael Broughton has also filed in Ward 1 to challenge Pousosa for his seat, which he has held since 2007. Broughton previously ran in 2005 for Ward 1 alderman against Reinagel, who then held the seat.

In Sunset Hills, aldermanic seats held by Dee Baebler of Ward 1, acting board President Scott Haggerty of Ward 2, Jan Hoffmann of Ward 3 and Pat Fribis of Ward 4 are up for election. The seats carry two-year terms.

Baebler, Haggerty and Fribis have filed to run again for their seats, joined by two Ward 3 challengers.

Keith Kostial and Lori Scarlett have both filed to run for the seat held by Hoffmann, who is the longest-serving alderman in Sunset Hills, in office since 1991.

Seats held by Kate Holloway and board Secretary Karen Schuster are up for election on the Lindbergh Board of Education.

The seats carry three-year terms.

Schuster and Holloway filed to run for their seats again, as did Daniel Sampson, who unsuccessfully ran last year for the two-year seat on the board now held by Gary Ujka.

Also filing was Andrea Gannon, director of curriculum and human resource for the Belleville, Ill., Township High School District.

Seats held by Katy Eardley and board President Ron Fedorchak are up for election on the Mehlville Board of Education.

The seats carry three-year terms.

Four candidates have filed — Fedorchak, James “Jamey” Murphy, Lisa Dorsey and Kyle Haubrich.

Fedorchak currently serves as board president and was appointed to the board in 2010, then elected in 2011.

Murphy is the brother of Eardley, who was elected for the first time in 2011. He served as chief of staff to former Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay.

Dorsey is the associate academic vice president for undergraduate education at St. Louis University.

Haubrich, a 1999 Mehlville graduate, is an attorney.

A seat held by Bonnie Stegman on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors is up for election. The seat carries a six-year term.

The only person who has filed for the seat is Stegman, who has served as board secretary since April 2005.