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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ralph Sidebottom told Patch that "the residents had spoken."
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 …
Patch readers were very vocal about the qualifications for both candidates.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Robert Mainieri, Jr. has won the race for a seat on the Board of Directors of the Wentzville Fire Protection District. Mainieri took the race with 2625 votes, 55.64 percent of the total. James J. Peanick, Jr. had 2084 votes, 44.17 percent of the total. Patch's March 29 story, In Fight for Wentzville Fire Board Seat, Mainieri Gains $38K from Firefighters, reported that Mainieri's campaign had raised more than $40,000 in contributions, with a notable $38,600 from the Wentzville Professional Firefighters organization. Patch readers were very vocal about their favorite candidates for this race, with 46 comments on the Patch story and 37 comments on a Wentzville Facebook post about the race.
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April 2 is Election Day. Here's some things you need to know before you hit the polls.
Today is the day. Municipal elections will take place today in Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis and all over St. Charles County. Several cities, including O'Fallon and Lake Saint Louis, will chose a mayor. City councils, school boards, and fire and ambulance districts will also be electing new members. Polling places around the city will open bright and early at 6 a.m. for a day full of voting in the election. Here are some things you should probably know before you hit the polls. Check back later for live election results.
Wentzville Patch brings you everything you need to know about the April 2 election.