Staying Put: Crestwood Board Candidate Says He Won't Withdraw
A Ward II candidate was convicted of a felony, which is against city charter for those running for office, South County Times reports.
A Ward II candidate in the upcoming Crestwood Boad of Aldermen election said he doesn't plan to withdraw from the race, though according to city charter, a previous felony conviction prohibits him from running, South County Times reports.
"Schelinski acknowledges he was given a copy of the city's charter, but said the copy he was given, along with other materials he received from the city regarding qualifications for candidates, made no mention that convicted felons could not run for office," according to the report.
Schelinski told South County Times he "certainly would not have attempted to put [his] name into the hat" if the copy of the charter had any mention of felony convictions.
The city will consult their attorney and the St. Louis County Board of Elections "if this does become an issue," according to the report.
Call Newspapers named Schelinski among their April 2 election endorsements.
Two forums for Crestwood candidates are scheduled within the next week. All Crestwood candidates have been invited to a forum Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 10 a.m.-noon. Ward I and II candidates are expected to participate in a Gravois Township forum, along with Sunset Hill board and Mehlville Fire District candidates, on March 27.