Municipal Elections will be held on April 4, 2017. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Helpful links:

St. Charles Election Authority
Check Your Voter Registration/Find Your Polling Place (Missouri Secretary of State)
Election results

Candidate Profiles

Candidates were sent a questionnaire that they were asked to fill out and return. Responses were posted AS received, and edited ONLY to for spacing or formatting. Click on a candidate’s name to see his or her profile.

Wentzville Board of Aldermen

Bryan Harr, Ward 1
Cheryl Kross, Ward 1

Sonya M. Shryock, Ward 2
Jeff Ottenlips, Ward 2
Brittany Gillett, Ward 2
Justin Hendee, Ward 2
Justin Young, Ward 2

Matt Swanson, Ward 3
Stephanie Price, Ward 3

 

Wentzville Municipal Judge

Michael “Mike” E. Carter
Laura E. Sprehe

 

O’Fallon Mayor

Bob Howell
William “Bill” Hennessy

 

O’Fallon City Council

Dave Hinman, Ward 1
Arnie C. AC Dienoff, Ward 1
Jimmy Loveless, Ward 1

Rose Mack, Ward 2 – uncontested

Stacey Decker, Ward 3
Reid Cranmer, Ward 3
John J. Haman, Jr., Ward 3

Jeff Kuehn, Ward 4
Dave Goewert, Ward 4

Mike Pheney, Ward 5 – uncontested

 

Lake Saint Louis Mayor

Kathy Schweikert
Eric Oman

 

Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen

(all uncontested)
Gary M. Turner, Ward 1
Michael Potter, Ward 2
John Pellerito, Ward 3

 

Wentzville School District Board of Education

(Candidate profiles courtesy of WSD Moms on a Mission and the Wentzville School District.)

(3 seats)
Betsy Anne Bates
Saundra “Sandy” Garber
Barbara Fine
Heather Reiter

 

Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education

(Candidate information provided by the Fort Zumwalt School District)

Three seats open, three-year term:
Arnie C. AC Dienoff – no information provided

John Callahan
Education: BS-BA University of Missouri-St. Louis
Children in district: none
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: Continue my support of the professional staff and leadership of our school district.

Jim Pepper
Education: some college
Children in district: none
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: To ensure that we, as taxpayers, are getting an ROI on our investment

Louie Gilbert
Education: Fort Zumwalt High School, tech school
Children in district: 2 who have graduated.
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: Worked at FZSD for 30 years – Attended school and always liked helping others – so looking at doing the same thing with being an FZ Board member.

Tom Hobday
Education: St. Charles County Community College, St. Louis County Community College
Children in district: 3
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I want to give back in order to continue to improve on the excellence provided by the Fort Zumwalt School District. With three children currently in three different schools in the district, I feel I am in the ideal position to do this.

Jim Combs
Education: High School, St. John the Baptist University; Lindenwood undergraduate Business Administration, Masters Human Resources
Children in district: none
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I feel my life’s experience would contribute to the wellbeing of the school district. My Masters in Human Resources would be put to good use.

Ryan Dean Ozinga
Education: Bachelors of Science, Southwest Missouri State University, 1997, in Agriculture Business
Children in district: 2
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I am running for the school board because I want to have an impact and help shape the current and future vision of the Fort Zumwalt School District. I am a proud parent of two children who are enrolled in the Zumwalt schools.

Erica Powers
Education: Fort Zumwalt School District, K-12; Lindenwood BFA, currently finishing MAT with Reading certification via Lindenwood
Children in district: 4
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: Betterment of our students and district. Alum, educator, parent, volunteers in district, currently seeking Masters in education, passion for education!

Craig Stephen Moore
Education: Ranken Technical College 1996
Children in district: 3, one of whom has graduated
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I have three children that are or have attended Fort Zumwalt Schools. With this I would like to serve in our community and help continue the quality of education to the students. I have experience in project management, leadership and budgets as qualifications for this position.

One seat open, one-year term:
Tommy George, Jr.
Education: St. Louis Prep North H.S., St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley; St. Louis Electrical Workers apprentice
Children in district: 2
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: Interested in making a positive difference in the community.

Diane Harlow
Education: BS Communications/Pre Law; MBA, Webster University; MA Project Management; MS Management & Leadership; DMGT Management
Children in district: 7, one of whom has graduated
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: With 7 children in the Fort Zumwalt School District, I believe I can offer a fresh perspective to our schools, parents and students.

Earl J. Draper, Jr.
Education: Candidate for Doctorate in Education (Graduate May 2017); Master of Arts in Teaching, 2007; Master of Education Administration, 2010; Bachelor of Science in Education, 2003.
Children in district: 3
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I have always had a lifelong goal to have a positive impact on the lives of kids. I started my career as a teacher and later an administrator to reach my goals. Serving on the Board will allow me to use my skills to impact more kids.

Sarah Drake Harashe
Education: Bachelor’s in Education, Southeast Missouri State; Masters in Education Administration, Lindenwood
Children in district: 2
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: To oversee district decision making and business in order to continue to advance Fort Zumwalt students and prepare them for lifelong skills needed for success.

Garvis M. Pollard
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Natural Sciences, University of Arkansas
Children in district:
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I’d like to share my lifetime education, training and experiences with my school district.

Genelle Speed-Hale
Education: BS, Biology, University of Michigan; MPH, Public Health, University of Michigan
Children in district: 3
Short statement about your reasons for seeking election to the Board of Education and your qualifications for this position: I would like to drive change in the best interest of students, educators, support staff and our community. I would like to actively support our district in fostering innovation, investing in training, and ensuring our children are well prepared for the future. I would like to contribute to equality in education, ensuring the effective and efficient use of school system resources, and working to increase partnerships with our community to aid in the transition of our students into an increasingly technological workplace. I am qualified to serve our district because I have over 25 years of experience in leadership and educational advocacy. I have served on several community boards in the district and as a parent of three children in Fort Zumwalt schools, I have a vested interest in the outcome of their educations. I volunteer on a regular basis in several schools in our district and I am a vocal advocate for educational advancement for children in our state.

 

Issues

City of Lake Saint Louis

Prop A: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel A: A 5.75-acre parcel located at 4684 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0060-0825-00-0015.6000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 3968, Page 510 and the Assessor Office Account Number 763590G000.
Prop B: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel B: A 4.67-acre parcel located off Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0032-S004-00-0015.6000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 3968, Page 510 and the Assessor Office Account Number 763590G001.
Prop C: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel C: A 6.76-acre parcel located at 8770 Orf Road and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0037-S009-00-0008.8000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County  Recorder Office in Plat Book 5860, Page 84 and the Assessor Office Acccount Number 760169A000.
Prop D: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel D: A 3.1-acre parcel located off Orf Road and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0037-S009-00-0008.7000000. This parcel is recoded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 4160, Page 1798 and the Assessor Office Account Number 760173A000.
Prop E: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel E: A 3.13-acre parcel located off Orf Road and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0037-S009-00-0008.2100000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 4106, Page 1801 and the Assessor Office Account Number T062300271.
Prop F: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel F: A 109.76-acre parcel located at 8867 Orf Road and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0061-1801-00-0004.0000000. This parcel is recorded at The St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 1559, Page 228 and the Assessor Office Account Number 764430A000.
Prop H: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles:  Parcel H: A 4.81-acre parcel located at 8980 Orf Road and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0038-S008-00-0001.1000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 1104, Page 382 and the Assessor Office Account Number 759720A001.
Prop I: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel I: A 0.910-acre parcel located at 9961 Highway N and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0038-S008-00-0010.3000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 5874, Page 1480 and the Assessor Office Account Number 759420A000.
Prop J: Shall the City Limits of the City of Lake Saint Louis, in the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, be extended so as to embrace and include all the unincorporated area lying within the following boundary lines and found in the County of St. Charles: Parcel J: A 1.67-acre parcel located at 9933 Highway N and described as St. Charles County Parcel ID 4-0038-S008-00-0012.1000000. This parcel is recorded at the St. Charles County Recorder Office in Plat Book 4020, Page 1119 and the Assessor Office Account Number 759360A000.