Ellisville’s incumbent alderpersons had no trouble winning their parties’ nominations in the city’s primary elections.
Voters came out to the George Harrison Multi-Purpose Building in Ellisville on Tuesday to choose their parties’ nominations for the upcoming city general election. The mayor and all the members of the Ellisville Board of Aldermen have submitted their paperwork to run as candidates in the city’s upcoming summer elections.
Tuesday party primaries were conducted to determine the Republican candidate for
the City of Ellisville’s at-large race and the Democratic candidate for the city’s Ward Three position on the city board of aldermen.
Poll manager Kenda Covington reported a low turnout with approximately 20 percent of the city’s voters taking part in the primary elections.
Ellisville City Clerk Chama Cook reported that both incumbent candidates won their parties’ nomination.
For the Ward Three position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Aaron Heidelberg and challenger Darrius Combest were Democratic candidates for the Ward Three post in Tuesday’s primary election.
Heidelberg, a longtime alderman in the City of Ellisville, received 78 votes to Combest’s 50 votes.
For the Alderman-at-Large position on the board, incumbent Alderwoman Ola Beech Mitchell and challenger Leon Henderson were the two Republican candidates in Tuesday’s primary election.
Cook reported that Mitchell received 107 votes while Henderson received 47 votes.
Other candidates working toward the city’s general election are: Ellisville incumbent Mayor Lynn A. Buckhaults, who has submitted his paperwork to run as a Republican candidate for re-election.
Also, Jalen Lindsey has submitted his paperwork as a Democratic mayoral candidate for the upcoming election.
For the Ward One position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Chris Hall has submitted his paperwork as a Republican candidate. No other person submitted qualifying paperwork in this race.
For the Ward Two position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Jeffrey Williams submitted his paperwork as a Republican candidate.
Dominique Evans submitted paperwork for the Ward Two position as a Democratic candidate.
For the Ward Three position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Aaron Heidelberg, who won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, will be the only candidate in this race for the general election.
For the Ward Four position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Carson Graham has submitted his paperwork as a Republican candidate. No other person submitted qualifying paperwork in this race.
For the Alderman-at-Large position on the board, incumbent Alderwoman Ola Beech Mitchell, who won Tuesday’s primary election, will be the Republican candidate in the race against Democratic challenger Denell Marsh-Rogers.
The general election for the city positions is set for June.
The new elected officials are scheduled to take office in July.
Mayor Lynn A. Buckhaults - Republican
Jalen Lindsey – Democratic
Alderman- Ward One
Chris Hall – Republican
Alderman- Ward Two
Jeffrey Williams - Republican
Dominique Evans – Democratic
Alderman- Ward Three
Aaron Heidelberg – Winner of Democratic Nomination
Darrius Markieth Combest – Democratic – No longer in race
Alderman- Ward Four
Carson Graham – Republican
Leon Henderson - Republican– No longer in race
Ola Beech Mitchell – Winner of Republican Nomination
Lisa Denell Marsh-Rogers - Democratic