Bova, Diesel, Johnson Win

David Bova and Geri Diesel emerged from a field of four active candidates to win the Ste. Genevieve R-II School Board race.

With 100 percent of precincts in, Bova retained his position with 617 votes (29.8%), while Diesel received 547 votes (26.4%). The third-highest total was Jamie Naeger Ballew’s 465 votes (22.4%). Larry Pfaff got 403 (19.4%).

In the Ste. Genevieve Ward 1 aldermanic race, incumbent Susie Johnson nipped challenger Amie Dobbs, 50-44, or 53.2% to 46.8%. Michael “Buck” Jokerst was unopposed for reelection in Ward 2, as were Mike Raney in Ward 3 and Ashley Armbruster in Ward 4. Mayor Paul Hassler also ran unopposed for a third term.

In Bloomsdale, Brandon Shortt and Monica Rozier were unopposed for reelection, as was Mayor Paul Monia. In St. Mary, Zen Duda and Ron Barnett were unopposed for reelection to the board of aldermen, as was city collector Katrina Ullman.

St. Mary’s Proposition E passed 18-4, or 81.8% to 18.2%, while Bloomsdale’s identical proposition also passed, 32-10, or 76.2% to 23.8%. Both propositions allow the city to not hold an election if there are no more candidates running than positions open. This saves the city expenses for an uncontested election.

See the April 14 edition of the Herald for complete election coverage.