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Candidates in March 5, 2019 Primary

February 8, 2019 Featured, Politics/Policy No Comments

The March 5th partisan primary is coming up in less than a month, so I wanted you to begin thinking about voting. Typically when we go to the polls the worker will ask which ballot you want (non-partisan, Green, Republican, Democratic, etc). Next month only those in the 6th Ward will be asked. Why?  One Green candidate is running for President of the Board of Aldermen, one Republican is running for 6th Ward Alderman (MICHAEL J. HEBRON, SR.).  Because the Green Party received less than 2% of the vote in the last gubernatorial election Jerome Bauer will automatically appear on the April 2nd general election ballot.

Vintage photo of the former offices of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. From my collection

There are no ballot questions and only even-numbered wards are electing aldermen, so those of us in odd-numbered wards will only have to vote for the President of the Board of Aldermen.

The following in all caps is taken from the sample ballot.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATES

FOR PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN: curious to see who wins this rave. Prediction: will NOT be Jimmie Matthews

  • JAMILAH NASHEED
  • MEGAN ELLYIA GREEN
  • LEWIS REED
  • JIMMIE MATTHEWS

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 2

  • LISA MIDDLEBROOK
  • THOMAS BRADLEY

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 4

  • SAMUEL L. MOORE
  • ROBERT DILLARD
  • LEROY CARTER
  • EDWARD MCFOWLAND

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 6: Incumbents generally don’t get 3 primary challengers, the only ward that will face a challenger in April

  • CHRISTINE INGRASSIA
  • CEDRIC REDMON
  • DEBRA CARNAHAN
  • HENRY GRAY

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 8

  • ANNIE LEE RICE
  • EMMETT L. COLEMAN

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 10

  • JOSEPH [JOE] VOLLMER
  • PAT HICKEY

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 12

  • LARRY ARNOWITZ
  • DERRICK NEUNER
  • CASSANDRA [CASSIE] DECLUE

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 14

  • CAROL J. HOWARD
  • TONY PECINOVSKY

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 16: unchallenged incumbent

  • THOMAS ROBERT OLDENBURG

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 18: Longtime 18th Ward Ald. Terry Kennedy isn’t running for reelection, so you’ve got a 5-way race to fill the seat. Kennedy was first sworn into office on April 18, 1989.

  • JESSE TODD
  • JEFFERY HILL, JR.
  • DARRYL GRAY
  • JUDITH ARNOLD
  • ELMER OTEY

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 20

  • CARA SPENCER
  • SATIA [SUNNI] HUTTON

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 22

  • TONYA FINLEY-MCCAW
  • JEFFREY L. BOYD

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 24: two-term Ald. Scott Ogilvie isn’t running for a 3rd term, so five candidates are running. Ogilvie easily defeated Tom Bauer in the 2011 general election.

  • LORIE CAVIN
  • BRET NARAYAN
  • TERI POWERS
  • DANNY SAMPLE
  • TOM BAUER

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 26: Longtime Ald. Frank Williamson resigned to take a job in the Treasurer’s office, he has been in office since April 15, 2003. Candidate Jake Banton is a licensed architect!

  • LEATA C. PRICE-LAND
  • SHAMEEM CLARK HUBBARD
  • JAKE BANTON

FOR ALDERMAN WARD 28

  • HEATHER B. NAVARRO: unchallenged incumbent

Please be sure to vote!

— Steve Patterson

 

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