Filing for seats on the O’Fallon City Council ends on Jan. 15.
City of O’Fallon
On the first day of filing, six candidates have filed for five open seats on the O'Fallon City Council and one candidate has filed for mayor.
The terms of Rick Lucas, Jim Pepper, Rick Battelle, Jeff Schwentker and Michael Snowden end in April, leaving one seat open in wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Mayor Bill Hennessy's term also ends in April. Council members serve three-year terms. The mayor serves a four-year term.
Candidates in filing order:
William "Bill" Hennessy filed for re-election.
AC Arnie C. Dienoff
Rick Lucas filed for re-election
Jim Pepper filed for re-election.
Richard "Rick" Battelle filed for re-election.
Incumbant Jeff Schwentker is running for re-election against Byron Ward.
Michael Snowden filed for election. *The Mayor appointed Snowden last January to fulfill the term of Mark Perkins who resigned.
According to STLtoday, Schneider's term as a Missouri House State Representative ends on Wednesday. The article states Schneider has served the maxium four terms and state requirements do not allow her to seek re-election to the House.
Filing continues in the city clerk's office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Each candidate must file in person, and pay a $25 fee filed with the City Clerk. The last day for filing is Jan. 15. Candidates will appear on the ballot in the order they have filed.