Light turnout predicted in area April 2 elections in Callaway County

Many candidates running unopposed

A voter turnout of slightly less than 10 percent of the registered voters is anticipated in Tuesday’s municipal and school district election in Callaway county.

Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard said in Callaway County the average turnout during April elections is about 10 percent of the current 20,135 registered voters.

“Because there are few issues and many candidates are unopposed,” Hubbard said, “I expect a turnout in Tuesday’s election of only about 2,000 people or slightly less than 10 percent of the registered voters.”

Fulton

Ward 4 is the only contested seat for the Fulton City Council. Incumbent Rick Shiverdecker is opposed by Kathy Segerson.

Also running unopposed are current councilmen Wayne Chailland, Lowe Cannell and Richard Vaughn, representing wards 1, 2 and 3. Casey Clevenger is unopposed for a two-year term as city prosecuting attorney.

There will be no election for the Fulton Board of Education because all of the candidates are unopposed.

Holts Summit

Only incumbents have filed for the two open seats for the Board of Aldermen at Holts Summit. Running unopposed for office again in Holts Summit are Ward 1 Alderman Jason Michael and Ward 2 Alderman London Oxley. No other issues are on the ballot.

Holts Summit area residents living in the Jefferson City School District will vote to elect two members to the Jefferson City Board of Education for three-year terms. Candidates are Doug Whitehead, Dennis Nickelson, and Harold F. Coots.

They also will vote on two ballot issues.

One issue is a proposed increase of $0.25 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation in the real estate tax levy for general operations, safety and security improvements, increasing the levy from $3.7642 to $4.0142.

The other ballot issue is a general obligation bond issue of $79 million to construct a new senior high school and a new elementary school, increasing the debt service levy $0.30 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.

New Bloomfield

A four-way race has developed for two seats on the Board of Education at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District.

Candidates who have filed for re- election are incumbents Shaun Cockrum and Kathy Becker.

Other candidates are Susie Hinrichs and Wil Lawrence.

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