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August 2012 Election Guide

These are the candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Mehlville and Oakville.

As we close in on the August primary and look ahead to November’s elections, Mehlville-Oakville Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. 

In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting . You'll definitely want to bookmark this page for updates. See below for each candidate's profiles. 

LOCAL

St. Louis County Council 6th District (Mehlville, Oakville, Affton, Lemay): Democratic incumbent Steve Stenger will run for re-election against Republican Anthony (Tony) Pousosa in November.

Stenger has represented the area since 2009. The Affton attorney was chairman of the council in 2011 and led the charge against County Executive Charlie Dooley when he announced 23 parks would close due to a budget crisis. The council and executive after Stenger created a special budget committee. 

Pousosa is the Ward 1 Green Park alderman and is serving in his third term since being elected in 2007.

Missouri House of Representatives

95th District (Oakville): With no primary, Republican incumbent will take on in November. Haefner has represented Oakville for the last two years. 

94th District (Mehlville and parts of Green Park and Concord): Republican incumbent faces Tim Hotop in the August primary. Brown has represented Mehlville since 2010, when she defeated Democrat . Lorenz-Englund, a member of the Lindbergh School Board, is running again and will see either Brown or Hotop in November.

93rd District (Lemay and parts of Affton): The primary might be more exciting than the November race with Democrats and running against each other. Burns  as filing for that seat stayed open a little longer after state 

Burns was  in the effort . He has served on the Affton School Board, worked as a staffer for Claire McCaskill and previously ran for the state House in the 2000s, losing narrowly to then-state Rep. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay). 

Montecillo—ex-husband of state Rep. Genise Montecillo (D-Affton)—is an attorney and running for his first political office. 

The winner of the primary will face Republican Tony Leech in November. 

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Missouri Senate First District

In August, will take on for the .

(100th District) in the Missouri House for eight years, while Sifton was elected to the house in 2010 to represent Lemay and Affton in the former 96th District.

The winner will face incumbent in November, who has no opposition for the primary. Lembke has represented the First District since 2009.

This race will be as redistricting put left-leaning areas such as Webster Groves and Maplewood in with South County. as it combined two senate districts into one. 

STATEWIDE 

U.S. Senate

bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary will likely see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), former or Frontenac businessman emerge as McCaskill's opponent.

The "Tea Party" movement will also be a factor in the campaign, with one activist's comments about drawing added scrutiny and security for McCaskill. 

In the meantime, dueling .

Congress

Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. come into the fold to support her, enough so that it helped push Ed Martin to change races.

The winner would face one of a field of largely unknown Democrats, none of whom has attracted support from national party leaders. 

ISSUES

In August, voters will be asked to decide on a measure proposing "a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion," according to the state law calling for the vote.  earlier this year.

The fate of statewide ballot issues will not be decided until later this summer.

Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure, which  to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.

TOWNSHIPS

OAKVILLE TOWNSHIP:
Republican Committeeman

  • Kurt Witzel

Republican Committewoman

  • Celeste Witzel

Democratic Committeeman

  • Bob Ford

Democratic Committeewoman

  • Joan Barry

LEMAY TOWNSHIP:
Republican Committeeman

  • Alan D. Leaderbrand
  • Randy Howard

Republican Committeewoman

  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Simon)

Democratic Committeeman

  • Mike Koeller

Democratic Committeewoman

  • Sally Hodges

STATE PROFILES

U.S. SENATE

Democrat

Republican

  • Todd Akin
  • Robert Poole
  • Jerry Beck 

Liberterian

U.S. CONGRESS 

District 1

Democrat

  • William Lacy Clay

Republican

Libertarian

  • Robb E. Cunningham 

District 2

Democrat

  • Marshall Works
  • George Weber
  • Harold Whitfield
  • Glenn Koenen 

Republican

  • Ann Wagner
  • John Morris
  • James Baker

Libertarian

  • Bill Slantz

Constitution

  • Anatol Zorikova

GOVERNOR

Democrat 

Republican

Libertarian

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Democrat

  • Dennis Weisenburger
  • Fred Kratky
  • Jackie Townes McGee
  • Becky Lee Plattner

Republican

  • Brad Lager
  • Mike Carter
  • Charles Kullmann

Libertarian

  • Matthew Copple

Constitution 

  • Cynthia Davis

SECRETARY OF STATE

Democrat

  • Jason Kander

Republican

Libertarian

  • Cisse Spragins

Constitution

  • Justin Harter

STATE TREASURER

Democrat

Republican

Libertarian

  • Sean O'Toole

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Democrat 

  • Chris Koster

Republican

Libertarian

  • Dave Browning
Vicki Lorenz Englund July 13, 2012 at 06:01 PM
If you are having a hard time figuring out which district you are in (the maps recently changed) please use this link from the Secretary of State's office to find out! https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/default.aspx
Jason Wescoat July 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Thank you Sarah and thank you Ms. Englund!
D Seidel July 31, 2012 at 09:06 AM
Let's look at voting records as they pertain to Mehlville School District. Who is more likely to represent our schools to Missouri Legislature? Zelle has voted in EVERY Board of Education election since 2003 (as far back as available records). Haefner has voted 3 times in Board of Education elections since she began her campaign for public office in 2010.
Jerry F August 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I would like to see a sample ballot for the Oakville area. Any chance of that happening?
D Seidel August 03, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Sample ballots are available through the Secretary of State website when you verify your registration information. They are always available in the weeks leading up to any election. On issues, the ballot language is a fragment of that change will entail. Ex: MO Constitutional Amendment on Tuesday ballot. Read it for yourself - more than meets the eye.
Jerry F August 04, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Thanks D, that will be most helpful.
Tracy wessel August 06, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Any one know anything about the persons running for Oakville Township Committee? (Bob Ford, Kurt Witzel, Jaon Barry, and Celeste Witzel)
Sarah Flagg August 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Hi Tracy, Thanks for bringing that up! I just added the information for the townships. Except for Lemay, they're uncontested races. Let me know if I can do anything else! Thanks, Sarah
Mark Haefner August 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Here is a link for a smaple ballot: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/Default.aspx
D Seidel August 07, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Witzel was a former board of education member who oppossed Prop C for Mehlville Schools. :o(

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