St. Mary Voters Have Races, Referendum On April Ballot

Voters in the city of St. Mary will have the most to weigh in on during the Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7.

Filings closed on January 21 with a countywide race and four people seeking three seats on the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District Board of Education in addition to races in cities of St. Mary and Ste. Genevieve.

The county race is for one spot on the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital board with three candidates — Kevin Schaaf, Cynthia Glassey and Bruce Giesler — seeking to succeed Nicholas Wehner. The position serves a five-year term.

Joshua E. Carlisle joined early-filing incumbents Martha Resinger, Eric Basler and James Kirchner in the race for seats on the Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education. Three people will be elected to the board, with each term for three years.

In St. Mary, Mayor Gloria J. Bader will face challenges from former alderman Paul Franklin and former mayor Carl Wyatt.

Also in St. Mary, Adam Bequette and Clyde Cassoutt will be running for the two-year term to represent Ward 1 on the Board of Aldermen. That seat is currently held by Brian Helms.

In the election for the one-year term for the seat currently held by Cassoutt, Zenon Duda was the lone filer.

Former city collector Annette Hacker was the lone candidate to file in the Ward 2 race.

St. Mary voters will also cast votes on a referendum asking “Shall the city of St. Mary allow and regulate the use of utility vehicles and golf carts on city streets?” The Board of Aldermen has rejected proposals in recent years before passing an ordinance to prohibit their use.

The only contested race in the city of Ste. Genevieve is for Ward 1 alderman with incumbent Gary Smith being challenged by Sam Ewing and Jerry “Lemon” Klein.

The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen will have a new alderman in Ward 3 with Jeff Eydmann as the sole candidate for the two-year term.

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