ELLISVILLE – Ellisville’s incumbents faired well in Tuesday’s Municipal General Election.
Voters came out to the George Harrison Multi-Purpose Building in Ellisville on Tuesday to choose their elected officials for the next four-year term and the city’s incumbents did well.
The mayor and all the members of the Ellisville Board of Aldermen submitted their paperwork to run as candidates in the city’s summer elections.
In April, 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. Both incumbent candidates won their parties’ nomination.
For the Ward Three position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Aaron Heidelberg defeated challenger Darrius Combest for the Ward Three Democratic nomination.
For the Alderman-at-large position on the board, incumbent Alderwoman Ola Beech Mitchell defeated challenger Leon Henderson for the Republican nomination.
Then today (June 8), residents returned to the polls and re-elected its current mayor and board of aldermen.
Poll manager Kenda Covington reported a steady turnout with approximately 25 percent of the city’s voters taking part in today’s election process.
Covington said the city has about 2,174 registered voters and Tuesday’s election process went “smooth” with “steady turnout.”
Ellisville City Clerk Chama Cook reported that both incumbent candidates won their re-election.
Ellisville incumbent Mayor Lynn A. Buckhaults, who submitted his paperwork to run as a Republican candidate for re-election, faced Democratic candidate Jalen Lindsey. Buckhaults received 335 votes and Lindsey received 222 votes.
For the Ward One position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Chris Hall, who submitted his paperwork as a Republican candidate, had no opponent. Hall received 114 votes.
For the Ward Two position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Jeffrey Williams, who ran as a Republican, faced Democrat Dominique Evans in the general elections. Williams received 111 votes while Evans received 24 votes.
In the Ward Three Alderman Race, Heidelberg, a longtime alderman in the City of Ellisville, who had no opponent in the general election, received 121 votes.
For the Ward Four position on the city board, incumbent Alderman Carson Graham, who submitted his paperwork as a Republican candidate, had no opponent.
For the Alderman-at-Large position on the board, incumbent Alderwoman Ola Beech Mitchell faced Democratic candidate Lisa Denell Marsh-Rogers. Cook reported that Mitchell received 329 votes while Marsh-Rogers received 192 votes.
Officials said the unofficial results do not include affidavits ballots filed in the election. However, the number of affidavits is not believed to be enough to change the overall outcome of the election.
The new elected officials are scheduled to take office in July.