Many positions to see contested races, new faces
O’FALLON – The deadline to file to run in the April 2017 elections came at 5 p.m. Monday evening, setting the ballot in place.
A short objection period is underway for those wishing to contest the validity of a candidate’s paperwork. Barring anyone being thrown off, the ballot has been set with the following candidates running for local office.
City of O’Fallon
Phil Goodwin and Herb Roach both submitted their petitions to run for Mayor.
Former Alderman Jerry Mouser filed to run for City Clerk. Additionally Jude Hopper Sr. filed to run for Clerk and will face off against Mouser. Incumbent Treasurer David Hursey filed to run for another term in his current position and will run unopposed.
In Ward 1, Ross Rosenberg and Dennis Meyleart filed to run.
Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Jerry Albrecht is challenged by Mark Riley.
Ward 3 will see Vern Malare challenge appointed Alderman Matthew Gilreath.
Ward 4 will see a three-way race between Lisa Harley, Mark Morton, and Nathan Hubbard.
Ward 5 has two seats up for grabs this April. Incumbent Alderwoman Courtney Marsh is running for a standard four-year term and is unopposed. Appointed Alderman Chris Hursey and Andrew Lopinot will campaign for the two-year term created when former Alderman Mike Bennett retired.
Ward 6 incumbent Alderman Ray Holden will run again, unopposed.
Four candidates have filed to run in Ward 7. Jon S. Burgmann, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Murray, and Dan Witt all filed their petitions with the city.
Village of Shiloh
Incumbent Mayor Jim Vernier will be challenged by Jerry Northway.
Three trustee seats are up for grabs in Shiloh. Newcomers Kenny Bouas and Mark Herrmann filed petitions, along with incumbents Bob Weilmuenster and Tina Warchol.
O’Fallon District 90
Four positions are open on the District 90 Board of Education. Incumbent Board Members John Wagnon and Steve Springer both filed, along with appointed board member Matthew Lloyd. Additionally, Quennetta Chambers, Curt Iffert, Jason Boone, John Rosenbaum, and John Valentine filed petitions to run putting the total number of candidates at eight.
Central District 104
Four seats on the Central 104 Board of Education are up for grabs. However, only three candidates, Dewonda McComb, Sarah Svoboda, and George Vineyard, filed their paperwork at the county to run.
Shiloh District 85
Shiloh District 85 will see four seats up for grabs in April. Holly Keller, Philip Brunner, Alex Herrell, and Kenneth Davis all filed to run for the positions.
OTHS District 203
Incumbent board members Lynda Cozad, Keith Richter, and Stephen Dirnbeck all have filed to run for another term on the District 203 Board of Education. Appointed board member Brett Schuette also filed petitions, along with Laura Jacobi Van Hook.
O’Fallon Township will see little change following the April elections. Incumbents Gary Ahle, Mark Downs, and Dave Witter filed to run again for Supervisor, Highway Commissioner, and Township Clerk. All three are unopposed.
The Township Board of Trustees will see Jeff Bevirt and Kenny Jospeh leave. Gary Hursey, Doug Scott, and Todd Roach have filed to run for trustee positions. However, there will be an unfilled seat that will be filled by an appointee following the election.
Shiloh Valley Township
Shiloh Valley Township will also see little to no change following the April 4 election.
C. David Tiedemann has filed to run again for township Supervisor, while Brian Ellison has filed for Highway Commissioner. Rhonda Knobeloch will run again for Township Clerk.
Robert Holdener, Alan Knobeloch, Eugene Harris, and Darryl Seibert all filed their paperwork to run for the Board of Trustees.