Ward 3 residents interested in running for the Board Aldermen have until 5 p.m. to file.
Filing for the April 2 municipal election closes today, Tuesday, Jan. 15. Interested Ward 3 residents who would like to challenge incumbent Terri Violet may file their intent to run for an elected office at St. Peters City Hall until 5 p.m. There is a $75 filing fee for the intent to run for an elected office.
This April's election was not originally on the St. Peters election cycle. The seat is up for grabs only because following a harassment investigation. Violet was appointed in September to fill the seat until April's election.
St. Peters aldermen serve four-year terms, however, this candidates for the Ward 3 seat will be running for the remainder of Elliott's term—a two-year term that will end at the same time as the terms of Dave Thomas (Ward 1) Judy Bateman (Ward 2) and Don Aytes (Ward 4). The Board of Aldermen approved the two-year stipulation during the Oct. 25 meeting.
Violet was appointed in September to fill the seat until April's election and has decided to run again. A veteran of the spring election, Violet ran for the Ward 3 seat in 2011 and 2012. Violet was the lone challenger to Elliott in 2011 and was in a three-way with Burton Biermann and Tommy Roberts in 2012.
Michelle Walker has also filed for the election. The Ward 3 resident spoke out against Violet's appointment in September.