April 2019 Election
Fire district bond issue falls short of super majority needed for passage (11/6/19)A proposed bond issue in the Millersville Rural Fire Protection District failed to win the two-thirds majority needed Tuesday for passage. The measure garnered 65.8% approval, just under the 66.6% needed for passage. Voters supported the measure by a vote of 199 to 103...
Oak Ridge voters reject liquor by the drink, second time in four years (11/6/19)For the second time in four years, voters in Oak Ridge have rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed a local restaurant to serve liquor by the drink. Voters Tuesday turned down the measure by seven votes, 30 to 23. Four years ago, a similar measure was defeated by three votes...
Cape Councilman Ryan Essex won't seek reelection (11/5/19)Cape Girardeau City Councilman Ryan Essex will not seek reelection next year. The Ward 5 councilman said in September he planned to run in the April election. But after Monday’s council meeting, Essex said he changed his mind. Essex, chief operating officer with Gibson Recovery Center, said he wants to concentrate on his professional duties, including the opportunity to serve on state committees dealing with mental health...
Cafe owners seek voter approval to serve alcohol in Oak Ridge (10/24/19)Oak Ridge voters will decide next month whether to allow a local cafe to serve liquor by the drink. Four years ago, voters rejected a similar proposal for the West End Market convenience store and restaurant by three votes. The vote was 25 for the measure to 28 against...
Jackson considering charter government (10/23/19)If you ask Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs and members of the city’s Board of Aldermen, they’ll tell you Jackson’s municipal government is functioning properly and serving local citizens well. But they also believe there’s room for improvement, which is why they’re looking into the charter form of government. ...
Millersville Rural Fire Protection District backs bond issue for fire station (10/23/19)Millersville Rural Fire Protection District officials want voters to approve a $900,000 general obligation bond issue to finance construction and equipping of a new fire station. The bond issue is on the Nov. 5 ballot. Under the state constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is needed for passage...
Jamie Burger formally announces run for House seat (10/17/19)BENTON, Mo. — A former Scott County presiding commissioner has officially announced his plans to file for candidacy in the race for Missouri’s 148th District state representative. Jamie Burger, who served on the Scott County Commission for 18 years, previously noted his intentions to run for the seat late last year after losing his bid for another term as presiding commissioner...
Scott City businessman to run for Missouri House seat (10/15/19)Scott City real estate agent and small-business owner Will Perry will seek a state House seat next year, setting up a Republican primary battle with Democrat-turned-Republican Jamie Burger. Perry and Burger are seeking the 148th District House seat now held by Republican Rep. Holly Rehder, who will not be able to run in 2020 because of term limits...
Nominating petition process for Cape council candidates starts next week (9/27/19)The next Cape Girardeau City Council election won’t occur until April. But the process leading to candidate filings for the Wards 3, 4 and 5 council seats begins next week. Prospective candidates can pick up nominating petitions starting Monday in the city clerk’s office at city hall, officials said...
Cape Pride founder Amber Moyers seeks state House seat (9/25/19)Cape Pride founder Amber Moyers will seek a state House seat. Moyers has announced her candidacy for the 147th District seat. The district encompasses Cape Girardeau. Moyers is the third person to enter the race and the only Democrat. The other two candidates are state Sen. Wayne Wallingford and John Voss, which sets up a Republican primary battle next year...
April 2019 election
(contested races only)
Jackson use tax
Morley sales tax
Morley fire issue
Perry County Hotel tax
Jackson Ward 4 Alderman
Scott City School Board (two seats)
Scott City Ward 1
Perryville, Ward 2
|Douglas K. Martin||105|
Delta City Collector
|Teresa Lesch Byram||19|
Whitewater Board (2 seats)
Chaffee, Ward 3
Oran Ward 4
Morley Board (two seats)
|Margaret “Peggy” Belcher||28|
Advance, Ward 1
Marble Hill Ward 1
Marble Hill Ward 2
|Charles Fisher Sr.||88|
Sedgewickville Fire Protection District
|Charles “Chuck” Schuessler||50|
Perry County Memorial Hospital
|William “Bill” Bohnert||495|
Perry County Health Department (two seats)
|Sharon K. Unterreiner||586|
Meadow Heights R-2 School (two seats)
|Jerry W. Boyd||170|
|Paul Alexander Lochirco||94|
|Sheila Kay Bess||130|
Advance R-4 (one seat)
Delta R-5 (two openings for three-year terms)
|Merdith Cox Scherer||133|
Delta R-5 (one opening, one year term)
Oak Ridge R-6 (two seats)
Woodland R-4 (two seats)
|Jason T. Cook||170|
Kelly School District (two seats)