Pulaski County Municipal and School Filings Update
(Waynesville)–The filing period for candidates who want to appear on the ballot for the April 5th elections next year expired at 5 p-m Tuesday.
No one new filed for the Waynesville Board of Education since before Christmas, leaving the four final candidates running for two board positions in the district. They are the two incumbents–Aaron Pondrom and Charles Quinn–joined by two challengers–David Griffin and Melissa James.
Three candidates will be on the Dixon School Board ballot in April–Zachary K. Shepard, Douglas Roam, and Derek Rollins. Shepard and Roam are the incumbents.
Crocker voters will have a choice of three candidates to fill two seats on the Board of Education. They are Jeffrey Danielson, Junior, Andrea Branstetter, and Sherry Campisi. Danielson is an incumbent board member. The other incumbent, Kris York, did not file for re-election.
Two incumbents are seeking re-election to the Swedeborg Board of Education. They are Charles Boren and Jeremy Frank. No candidate filed for the other board seat in Swedeborg.
In Richland, the two incumbents–Amber Johnson and Shad Hilton–are seeking re-election. Another incumbent–Bruce Goodrich–is seeking an unexpired one-year term.
No one is answering the phone at the Laquey School District.
For municipal office in St. Robert, Alderman Theresa Cook filed for re-election in ward one, and will be opposed by Glen Askeland and Susan Davidson. Alderman Linda Daniels filed for re-election in ward two and will be opposed by Jon Byrom. Alderman Todd Williams filed for re-election and will be unopposed in ward three. Alderman Michael Myers has filed for re-election, and will be opposed by Tyler Slayton.
In Waynesville, councilman Rob Rice has filed for re-election without opposition in ward one, ward two councilman Cecil Davis has filed unopposed for re-election, ward three councilman Ed Conley has filed for the seat he currently holds. He will be opposed by challenger Richard Viren. No one filed for the ward four council post.
On the municipal ballot in Crocker will be three incumbents–Shiloh Smith for ward one city council, Michael Criswell in ward two, and Richard Heenan for the one-year unexpired term in ward two.
There are quite a few municipal candidates in Richland. Current mayor Joshua A. Wonder is running unopposed for election to a one-year unexpired term. Current ward one councilwoman Rhonda Workman Massey is running without opposition for a one year unexpired term. Ward one incumbent city councilwoman Mona E. Shaw is running unopposed for re-election.
Current ward two councilwoman Carolyn Tyree is being opposed by Dustin Roberts for the one year unexpired term in ward two. Incumbent Mark C. Howlett is seeking a two year term in ward two without opposition.
In Richland’s ward three, incumbent councilman Harold Needs is seeking re-election without an opponent. There are two candidates seeking the one-year unexpired term in ward three–Bryan Mahan, an incumbent, and challenger Crystal Holloway.
Richland will be seeking voter approval of a use tax in the April election.
Three council positions will be decided next year in Dixon, but there will be no opposition to the three candidates who have filed–Barbara Thomas in ward one, Mary Wiles in ward two, and Trevor Warnol in ward three.