Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Board of Aldermen amended a section on candidate qualifications after a convicted felon made it on the April ballot.
Before new members were sworn in last week, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen approved an amendment that better clarifies the qualifications for those seeking office. A Ward 2 candidate was discovered to be ineligible in last month's municipal election because he had a prior felony conviction in Illinois. The candidate said documentation he signed at filing included no mention of the conviction making him ineligible. He was able to stay on the ballot, and the city found that while felony convictions are mentioned in the city's charter, the city's municipal code did not include the same language. The code was update to include the following qualifications: Felony convictions are also a disqualification for city employment, according to the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The city and its current aldermen are looking to ensure future Board of Aldermen candidates fully qualify for office.
Updated: April 11, 4 p.m. A candidate in this year's Crestwood Board of Aldermen election was found to have a felony conviction--a violation of the city's terms for serving office. His candidacy has raised questions among current aldermen who don't want to see the situation repeated. Mary Stadter will serve as Ward 2's newest aldermanic representative. South County Times first reported last month that her opponent, Bill Schelinski, filed for candidacy despite being convicted of aggravated assault several years ago. The conviction made him ineligible for a board seat, according to the city. Schelinski said the documents he received from the city when filing did not mention felony convictions. Here's an excerpt from his statement on …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Ward 4 candidate Mike Tsichlis won by just 7 votes. Baebler and Fribis will continue to lead their Sunset Hills wards. Gotsch and Lenz retain Lindbergh Board seats.
Bookmark this page for quick access to find out who won the city aldermen and school board races.
Crestwood and Sunset Hills voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect aldermen. One board member for the Mehlville Fire District, which covers parts of Sunset Hills, will also be elected. Voters in the Lindbergh School District will be deciding on candidates to fill two seats on the district's Board of Education. This is the place where we'll be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Crestwood Ward 1 candidate Richard Breeding, Sunset Hills Ward 2 candidate Scott Haggerty and Sunset Hills Ward 3 candidate Jan Hoffmann are running uncontested. Need a last-minute refresher on the candidates or ballot issue? Check out our April 2 Election Guide.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Looking for information on candidates in the Mehlville Fire board race? Here's what you need to know about Michael Klund and Ed Ryan.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Bill Schelinski's name will appear on the April 2 ballot against Mary Stadter in Ward II. The city has not yet made a determination whether he will be able to serve in office.
A candidate for Crestwood's Ward II aldermanic seat may have violated city charter by running for office despite a previous felony conviction, South County Times reported last week. However, Bill Schelinski's name will appear on the April 2 ballot. What happens next is still up in the air. Schelinski was convicted of aggravated assault in Illinois in 1996, South County Times reported. Schelinski told South County Times the copy of the city charter he received had no mention of felony convictions prohibiting residents from running for office. During Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting city attorney Robert Golterman said neither he or City Clerk Tina Flowers had seen documents related to the allegations, and have not made a determination as …
Friday, March 22, 2013
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. Bill Schelinski was convicted of aggravated assault in Illinois in 1996, according to South County Times. He is slated against Mary Stadter in the April 2 election. "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 …
Schelinski is one of two candidates seeking a seat in Ward II.
Patch sent all local candidates for office identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Find out who else is running for Crestwood Board of Aldermen. Bill Schelinski, 53 years old, 600 Sessions Ave. Occupation: Part-time professional groundskeeper (great flexibility and it’s outdoors), full-time primary care giver to our two children Education: M.B.A. Kellstadt Graduate School of Management, Human Resources Management, DePaul University, Chicago Illinois; B.S. in Accounting, Bradley University, Peoria Illinois; Passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis Missouri; National Tax Training…
Boston is one of two candidates running in Ward III.
Patch sent all local candidates for office identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Find out who else is running for Crestwood Board of Aldermen. Bill Boston, 69, 107 Flamingo Drive Occupation: Retired Education: High School & Technical School. Became an Automotive Technician and retired from Dave Sinclair Buick as a Service Manager after 34 years. Family: Spouse (Connie), children Paul and Jennifer (both grown) & 5 grandchildren Years lived in Crestwood: My wife Connie and I have lived on Flamingo Drive in Crestwood for 23 years. I moved to Crestwood as a child with my parents in 1960 and we lived on Lou Court. Please …
Mabie is one of two candidates running in Ward III.
Patch sent all local candidates for office identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Find out who else is running for Crestwood Board of Aldermen. Grant Mabie, 30, 7947 Camelot Lane Occupation: Attorney at Sauerwein Simon & Hein P.C., with most of my practice dedicated to real estate matters Education: J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, and a B.S. in Business and Management Systems from The University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as Missouri University of Science and Technology) Family: Married to Patty Mabie, a math teacher at Lafayette Senior High School, and we have two daughters, Anne (age 2 1/2) and …