Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wentzville City Attorney Paul Rost told the board that they needed to be careful not to violate candidates' first amendment rights.
An election ethics discussion at Wednesday night's Wentzville Board of Aldermen meeting left board members in agreement that there were some things beyond their control. "We cannot entertain notions of limiting people's free speech," Ward 1 Alderman Forrest Gossett said. The ethics discussion, which had been removed from the previous meeting's agenda, was prompted by citizen complaints about an election flyer for Ward 3 Alderman Michael Hays with an endorsement from Mayor Nick Guccione. READ MORE: Aldermen Scold Mayor Over Election Dispute, Ask for Election Ethics Discussion Ward 1 Alderman Cheryl Kross opened the discussion, asking for clarification about the city's recently-adopted ethics policy and how it applied to elections. City …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Several Wentzville Board of Aldermen took Mayor Nick Guccione to task for questionable election tactics and a lack of leadership at Wednesday's Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will take another look at election ethics at its next board meeting after hearing citizen complaints about an election flier for candidate Michael Hays. The flier was sent to Ward 3 residents and featured a picture of Mayor Nick Guccione wearing a city name tag and the title "Mayor" printed below his name. Larry Marshall, a Ward 3 resident, said during public comment that he wished to lodge a complaint against the mayor and Hays, referencing the unauthorized use of the city logo. "The Mayor stepped over the line and should be brought to bear," Marshall said, suggesting a new election be held for the Ward 3 seat. Marshall said Guccione has had a "chronic history of the same offense and should be treated …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Robert Mainieri took the race with 2625 votes, 55.64 percent of the total while James J. Peanick, Jr. had 2084 votes, 44.17 percent of the total.
Ralph Sidebottom told Patch that "the residents had spoken."
Check out the results for some races around Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis.
Tuesday was election day and races in Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville were fairly close. Take a look at who won what in our post-election wrap-up. George Rich Loses Seat to Former Alderman John Pellerito Incumbents Rule in Wentzville Municipal Elections Schaper, Fitzgerald Elected to Wentzville School Board
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
In both the Board of Aldermen and Municipal Judge races, incumbents won the right to keep their seats.
Incumbents ruled the day in Tuesday's municipal elections in the City of Wentzville. Municipal Judge Steve Martin will retain his position as municipal judge after winning over challenger Michael Carter. Martin got 1227 votes to Carter's 1057. The new Wentzville Board of Aldermen will look the same as the old one, with Ward 1 incumbent Cheryl Kross beating challenger Robert Hussey. Kross had 456 votes to Hussey's 363. In Ward 3, Michael Hays will keep the seat he was appointed to fill in November of last year. Hays received 255 votes to former alderman Darrel Lackey's 247 and challenger Linda Wright's 142. In Ward 2, Chris Gard ran unopposed and will retain his seat.
Pellerito will return to the board after losing his seat a year ago.
The newcomer to the Ward 3 seat on the Lake Saint Louis board of aldermen is a familiar face—former Ward 3 alderman John Pellerito. Pellerito, who lost his seat on the board to Richard Morris in last year's election, won the election with 255 votes. Incumbent George Rich got 207 votes and challenger Patricia Van Thull got 167 votes. Pellerito has also served on the the Lake Saint Louis Park Board, Tree Board and Environmental committee. He championed the city's smoking ban and the Boulevard Park rain garden and bioretention basin. In Lake Saint Louis Ward 1, incumbent Tony Zito won his race handily, with 409 votes to Larry DeGroodt's 194 votes and Eric Oman's 66 votes. In Ward 2, Kathy Schweikert ran unopposed and retains her seat.
Incumbent Dale Schaper retains his seat, while incumbent Pat Hacker loses hers to challenger Sandy Fitzgerald.
The Board of Directors of the Wentzville School District will be welcoming a new face at its next meeting. Newcomer Sandy Fitzgerald received the second-highest number of votes in the race, which pitted five challengers for two seats. Board incumbent Dale Schaper retained his seat with 2770 votes. Fitzgerald won the other opening with 2269 votes. Challenger Ted Boehm received 2095 votes to incumbent Pat Hacker's 1730 votes. Marcos Chu received 1029 votes.
Sidebottom told Patch that "the residents had spoken."
Ralph Sidebottom became Mayor of Lake Saint Louis by a mere 12 votes in Tuesday's election. Sidebottom's 1,012 votes, or 50.25 percent, allowed him to slide past Potter's 1,000 votes, or 49.65 percent. Earlier counts had shown Potter in the lead. Sidebottom has been a Ward 1 Alderman since 2006. He is a 19-year Lake Saint Louis resident. Potter had held the position of mayor since 2001. Patch talked over the phone to Ralph Sidebottom, who was at his victory party. Sidebottom said that his feeling was that the residents of Lake Saint Louis had spoken. "I intend to follow the same principals I've always followed," he said. "When I started the Ward 1 town hall meetings seven years ago, it was a relaxed atmosphere where people could come and …
Find out who won the mayoral race in Lake Saint Louis and the board of aldermen races in Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis.
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