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Ballot roundup

Sunday, April 2, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 12:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

Here’s a look at all the town council and school board races, along with other issues, that will appear on Boone County ballots on Tuesday.

ASHLAND

Mayor: Mike Asmus and Barbara Bishop are running for a two-year term.

Board of aldermen: There are three two-year terms available. No candidate has filed in Ward One. Randy Wyatt is running unopposed in Ward 2, and Michael P. Jackson is unopposed in Ward 3.

Southern Boone County R-1 Board of Education: Incumbents Joe Miller and Karen Bill were the only candidates to file for two available seats, so they will assume the seats.

Southern Boone County R-1 School District: There are two questions on the ballot.

Question 1 asks voters whether the district should issue $6.2 million in general obligation bonds for building projects and maintenance, including a new elementary school for third- and fourth-graders and to install air conditioners in middle school and elementary school buildings.

Question 2 asks voters to approve a 20-cent increase in the district’s property tax levy. If approved, the district’s operating levy would rise from $3.0358 to $3.2358 per $100 assessed valuation.

BOONE COUNTY

Sales tax: All Boone County voters will be asked whether the county should impose a one-fifth-cent sales tax to pay for an expansion of the Boone County Courthouse, construction on the third floor of the Roger B. Wilson County Government Center and other building projects.

CENTRALIA

Board of alderman: Shelley Becker of Ward One, Don Bobbitt of Ward Two and Jessica Orsini of Ward Three are all unopposed for two-year terms. Bill Ladwig is also unopposed for a one-year term as a Ward Two Alderman.

Centralia Special Road District Board of Directors: A three-year term is available, but no candidate has filed.

Centralia R-VI Board of Education: Scott Spurling, Greg Martin, Charles Johnson and Nathan Chitwood are competing for two available three-year terms.

COLUMBIA

City Council: Chris Janku and Brian Toohey are competing for a three-year term representing the Second Ward, while Barbara Hoppe and Valerie Barnes are competing for a three-year term representing the Sixth Ward.

HALLSVILLE

Board of aldermen: Carl South is running unopposed for a two-year term as mayor, Jane Alexander is unopposed for a two-year term in Ward One, and John Darby is unopposed for a two-year term in Ward Two. Les Toalson is unopposed for a one-year term in Ward One.

Hallsville R-IV Board of Education: Tricia Scholes, Susan Daly, Jodie Wheeler, Donna Phillippe, Andrew Liebig and Vern Pierce are competing for two available three-year terms.

Hallsville R-IV school district: Proposition 2 asks voters whether the district should issue $1.5 million in general obligation bonds to pay for an expansion of its primary school and other building projects.

HARRISBURG

Board of trustees: Pam Timmerman and Junior Carter are unopposed for two-year terms.

Harrisburg R-VIII Board of Education: Steve Perkins, Hal Fisher, Wes Colyer and Tim Akins are competing for two available three-year terms.

Harrisburg R-VIII School District: There are two propositions on the ballot. Proposition 2 asks voters whether the Harrisburg and Fayette school districts should change their boundaries. Proposition Phase III asks voters whether the district should issue $1.4 million in general obligation bonds to pay for Phase III of its high school and other building projects.

HARTSBURG

Board of trustees: Five trustees will be elected to serve one-year terms on the town board. Nancy Grant, Jeanette Crawford, and Brian Bauer are the declared candidates.

Southern Boone County R-1 School District: See Ashland issues above.

HUNTSDALE

Board of trustees: Dallas Lancaster, Ed McGee and Dorthy Eberhart are unopposed for three available two-year terms.

McBAINE

Board of trustees: Lucille Coleman and Marvin Sapp are unopposed for two two-year terms.

PIERPONT

Board of trustees: Burdette Frew, Ronald Skiles and Cheryl Haynie are unopposed for three two-year terms.

ROCHEPORT

Board of aldermen: No candidate has filed for the two-year term representing Ward One. Mike Friedemann is unopposed for a two-year term representing Ward Two.

STURGEON

Board of aldermen: Kelly Streck is unopposed for a two-year term in Ward One, and Paul Heywood is unopposed for a two-year term in Ward Two.

BOONE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Board of directors: Don Farris and Shelly Dometrorch are running for a six-year term on the board.

Question: Fire district voters will also decide whether to increase the number of members on the district’s board of directors to five. The board now has three members.

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT NO. 4

Board of directors: Bob Johnson and Paul Prevo are running for a three-year term as director for Subdistrict Three.

OTHER RACES AND ISSUES

New Franklin R-1 school board: Darren Harris, Jeff Glandon, Kathy Wilmsmeyer and Randy Kircher are running for two available three-year terms.

North Callaway R-1 school board: Patsy Austin, David Attebery, Dennis Zerr, Dale Wilson and Danny Bradley are running for two available three-year terms.

North Callaway R-1 School District: Proposition 2 asks voters whether the district should borrow $7 million to build a new junior high, to equip a science lab at the high school and to do other building projects.


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