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Update: 10 Candidates File For O'Fallon April Election

Candidate filing began Dec. 11 and ends Jan. 15, 2013.

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: 

Mayor 

William "Bill" Hennessy filed for re-election.

Ward 1

AC Arnie C. Dienoff 

Kevin Wattelet 

Rick Lucas filed for re-election 

Ward 2

Jim Pepper filed for re-election.

Ward 3

Richard "Rick" Battelle filed for re-election.

Ward 4

Incumbant Jeff Schwentker is running for re-election against Byron Ward. 

Ward 5

Michael Snowden filed for election. *The Mayor appointed Snowden last January to fulfill the term of Mark Perkins who resigned. 

Vicki Schneider

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.

Jim Frain January 08, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Hopefully there will be more filings for the City of O'Fallon election so that each race can be contested to give our residents clear choices.
Jim Frain January 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM
If I could ask every resident that is running for O'Fallon Office it would be this..."Will you guarantee that you will complete your entire term of office with no possibility of moving, resigning or running for another office while you are still an elected public servant of our city?" I hope that during any debates that this question will be asked of every one of them. There is a history of elected officials running for office to keep their name in the limelight as they prepare to run for another office and I don't want to see that happen in our city.

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