Voters have their say in local elections

South county voters had their say last week in elections for the cities of Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills and the Lindbergh and Mehlville boards of education.

To view complete final unofficial results for the April 8 elections, visit the Call’s Web site at

In Crestwood, Mayor Roy Robinson was unopposed and elected to a second term. He now will serve until at least 2011.

In Green Park, all three incumbent aldermen were re-elected to two-year terms.

Ward 1 Alderman Carol Hamilton received 77 votes, or 57.04 percent, and former Alderman Bob Reinagel, who was voted out of office in 2007, received 57 votes, or 42.22 percent.

Ward 2 Alderman Jackie Wilson received 119 votes, or 87.5 percent, over challenger Michael Povich, who received 17 votes, or 12.5 percent.

Ward 3 Alderman Fred Baras was uncontested and received 31 votes, or 83.78 percent, while write-in candidates received six votes, or 16.22 percent.

In Sunset Hills, Ward 4 Alderman Mike Svoboda defeated incumbent Mayor John Hunzeker and was elected to a two-year term.

Svoboda received 1,517 votes, or 67.04 percent, while Hunzeker earned 545 votes, or 32 percent.

Additionally, Ward 2 Alderman Tom Hrastich was re-elected to a two-year term over former Alderman John Smith, who was ousted from office two years ago by Hrastich.

Hrastich received 347 votes, or 67.77 percent. Smith received 165 votes, or 32.23 percent.

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Hardy and Ward 4 Alderman Frank Gregory were unopposed and re-elected to two-year terms.

Newcomer Stephen Webb was also elected to a two-year term as the city’s new Ward 3 alderman. He was also unopposed and will replace Ward 3 Alderman Lynn Flowers, who did not seek re-election.

Incumbent Lindbergh Board of Education President Mark Rudoff was re-elected and newcomers Kathleen Kienstra and Don Bee will join the school board.

Kienstra was the top vote-getter with 2,807 votes, or 23.25 percent. Rudoff received 2,749 votes, or 22.86 percent. Bee earned 2,617 votes, or 21.77 percent.

All three seats carried a three-year term.

Following the successful candidates are:

• Incumbent board member Bob Foerstel, who received 2,481 votes, or 20.64 percent.

• Bill Klostermann, who unsuccessfully ran in 2006 for the board, received 1,353 votes, or 15.98 percent.

Incumbent Mehlville Board of Education Vice President Karl Frank Jr. was re-elected to another three-year term on the school board along with newcomers Drew Frauenhoffer and Erin Weber.

Frauenhoffer was the leading vote-getter with 3,585 votes, good for 18.30 percent overall. Weber received 3,444 votes, which amounted to 17.58 percent. Frank was elected with the third seat on the school board with 3,434, or 17.53 percent.

Frank, Frauenhoffer and Weber will all serve three-year terms until 2011.

Coming up short were:

• Linda Mooy with 2,285 votes, or 11.41 percent.

• Chris Brown, who also lost election to the Mehlville school board in 2007, with 2,206 votes, or 11.26 percent.

• David Bertelsen with 2,137 votes, or 10.91 percent.

• Former school-board member Marea Kluth-Hoppe, who lost re-election in 2005, with 1,285 votes, or 6.56 percent.

• Deb Langland with 1,253 votes, or 6.40 percent.