Web exclusive: April 5 election filing ends next week

Staff report

Filing will conclude next week for the April 5 election.

Those interested in filing for seats up for election on their local governmental boards have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, to file.

Seats on the Mehlville and Lindbergh boards of education are up for election in April as is a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

Also up for election are the Crestwood mayoral seat and mayoral and aldermanic seats in Green Park as well as aldermanic seats in Sunset Hills.

Eight people have filed for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education that are up for election:

• Marea Kluth-Hoppe, 5315 Oaklawn Drive, 63128

• John Roland, 3715 Pinon Pine Court, 63129

• Deb Langland, 2823 Spring Water Drive, 63129

• Elaine Powers, 5123 Suson Oaks Court, 63128

• Rich Franz, 4937 Lockbriar Court, 63128

• Michael Doyel, 2905 Meramar Drive, 63129

• Mark Stoner, 5452 Butler Hill Estates Drive, 63128

• Franchesca Gindler, 2729 Ashrock, 63129

Seats currently held by Drew Frauenhoffer and Erin Weber, as well as a vacant board seat formerly held by Karl Frank Jr., are up for election in April.

All Mehlville school board seats carry three-year terms.

Frauenhoffer and Weber, elected in 2008, have said they do not intend to seek re-election.

Frank, who was elected in 2005, resigned in November

Seven people have filed for four seats on the Lindbergh Board of Education that are up for election.

Seats held by board Secretary Kathleen Kienstra, board Treasurer Mark Rudoff and member Don Bee that carry three-year terms will be up for election. Also up for election will be a seat vacated earlier this year by Janine Fabick that will carry a one-year term. Larry McIntosh currently is serving in the seat.

Kienstra; Bee; Vicki Lorenz Englund, 4539 Valmeyer Drive, 63128; Joseph Sartorius, 10315 Grant Forest Lane, 63123; Leslie Weiss, 10757 Roanna Lane, 63128; and George Rezabek, 8 Kahlia Way Court, 63127, filed for the three seats that carry three-year terms.

Rudoff filed for the seat that carries a one-year term.

Missouri law states no school-board election will take place in a district if the number of candidates who file is equal to the number of board seats to be filled by the election.

Looking at April 5 municipal races, Crestwood Mayor Roy Robinson has filed for re-election and so far is unopposed in his bid for a third term.

The Crestwood mayoral seat carries a three-year term.

In Green Park, the mayoral seat held by Tony Konopka will be up for election. Also up for election will be aldermanic seats held by Tony Pousosa of Ward 1, Tim Thuston of Ward 2 and Joe Monteleone of Ward 3.

Konopka and Mark Friederich, 11128 Patsy Drive, have filed for the mayoral seat.

Pousosa and Monteleone have filed for their respective board seats.

All of the Green Park seats carry two-year terms.

In Sunset Hills, aldermanic seats held by Dee Baebler of Ward 1, 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.

The four incumbents all have filed for their respective board seats. James Rode, 551 Rotherwood Court, 63122, has filed for the Ward 1 seat.

In Grantwood Village, seats on the Board of Trustees held by Building and Streets Commissioner Bob Bess, Village Clerk Rich Muraski and Communications Director Mike Jones are up for election.

All three were appointed earlier this year following the resignation of trustees Glenn Biffignani, Mike Boone and Bob Prebil.

Bess, 9014 Mathilda Ave.; Muraski, 9007 Whitehaven Drive; Jones, 6 Grantwood Lane and Mark Kienstra, 7365 Navarre Circle, have filed for the three board seats.

Kienstra’s wife, Kathleen, serves on the Lindbergh school board.

The Grantwood Village seats carry two-year terms.