Arnold Mayoral Race Narrows After Ken Moss Drops
In other election-related news, 10 candidates have filed to run for five seats on Arnold City Council while seven candidates seek to fill two open seats on the Fox Board of Education.
The race to become Arnold's next mayor will only include two candidates.
As the filing period neared its closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Ward 4 Councilman Ken Moss—who had previously filed to run—dropped from the race. That leaves incumbent Ron Counts and Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt as the remaining candidates for mayor.
Residents had until that deadline to file their candidacies for the April 2 local election, which will include races to fill mayor, four city council seats and two school board seats.
Moss's withdrawal from the race follows an October incident when Arnold Parks and Recreation Director Susie Boone went public with allegations of Moss harrassing her for more than two years after his sister was fired from the parks department. Moss has denied the allegations.
Calls to Moss on Tuesday evening were not immediately returned.
(See related story: Arnold City Council Refuses to Pay For Independent Investigation)
ARNOLD CITY COUNCIL RACES
On the city council, the mayoral position and one seat in each of the city's four wards is up for grabs. Ten candidates filed for the five seats. Candidates are listed alphabetically, with incumbents denoted by (I).
Mayor (Four-year term)
- Doris Borgelt, Ward 1 Councilwoman
- Ron Counts, (I)
Councilmember Ward 1 (Two-year term)
- Jason Fulbright
- Shaun Missey
Councilmember Ward 2 (Two-year term)
- Mary Coleman
- Jeff Fitter
Councilmember Ward 3 (Two-year term)
- Phil Amato (I)
- Rodney Mullins
Councilmember Ward 4 (Two-year term)
- Claude "Butch" Cooley
- Sandra Kownacki (I)
The seats up for election in Arnold are currently occupied by Ron Counts, mayor; Doris Borgelt, Ward 1; Bill Moritz, Ward 2; Phil Amato, Ward 3; and Sandra Kownacki, Ward 4.
FOX BOARD OF EDUCATION
In the Fox School District, seven candidates have filed for two open seats on the Fox Board of Education, according to information available as of a phone interview at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A Fox official said information about potential last-minute filings wouldn't become available until Wednesday morning.
Listen in alphabetical order, the candidates are:
- Bill Holloway*
- Steven Holloway*
- Mark Jones
- Dan Kroupa
- Ruth Ann Newman (I)
- Pete Nicholas (I)
- Anthony Thebeau
Patch will bring you more information about each candidate as we move toward the April 2 election.
*Bill Holloway and Steven Holloway have no relation, according to a Fox official.
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