AUXVASSE — Two candidates will appear on the April 6 ballot for the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen's North Ward seat.
Both incumbent Monica Ayers and Robin Burch have filed to run for the two-year North Ward term.
Two other positions in Auxvasse — mayor and South Ward alderman — are also up for election, but only one candidate is running in each race. Clifford Wenneker is running unopposed to be South Ward alderman. Ashley Steinbeck, who currently represents the South Ward, is running unopposed for mayor.
The Fulton Sun offered both candidates competing in the opposed North Ward race the chance to submit information about themselves for readers. Burch declined the opportunity to participate.
"I grew up in Callaway County as a child and graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri," Ayers said. "I moved to Auxvasse nearly six years ago to raise my children in the North Callaway R-1 School District. I became involved with city council when I stepped in as alderman last year when the seat became empty to help the city and since have enjoyed the position."
Why did you decide to run for this position?
"I decided to run for this position because I would love to continue serving the community as their alderman," she said.
What are your qualifications for this position?
"I am qualified for this position because I have the time and dedication it takes for this role in the community," Ayers said.
What do you see as the biggest issue facing Auxvasse, and how do you plan to solve it?
"The biggest issue facing Auxvasse is the lack of community-based events," she said. "The community itself is wonderful, but it could bring its revenue up by having more events held. The Auxvasse Park Committee has wonderful ideas coming forward.
"By joining the committee, I feel I can help bring events to the community."