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No contest for board spot

Sunday, February 6, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Barbara Weaver’s latest campaign to return to the Boone Hospital Center’s board of trustees will be an easy one. In fact, it’s already over. The filing deadline for what was supposed to be an April 5 election was Jan. 18. Since Weaver was the only candidate who filed, there will be no election. The same phenomenon occurred last year, when Greg Steinhoff also won a five-year term without challenge.

“There is no election because only one person filed,” Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said.

Weaver said she was surprised no one else had filed but thinks it was due to a lack of hot topics before the board.

“I don’t think there are any burning issues out there that people are concerned about,” she said.

Boone Hospital Center is privately owned by BJC HealthCare of St. Louis, though the five trustees are elected by Boone County voters. The board oversees the hospital’s long-term plans and monitors a lease agreement on the building, which is owned by the county.

Weaver has been a board member since 1981 and said she keeps coming back to the board because of her interest in health care. Weaver is also a member of the BJC Finance Committee and the BJC Board of Directors.


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