One week after filing period opens, races developing for Hannibal council, other entities

Courier-Post staff
Posted: Dec. 22, 2016 11:00 am

One week into filings for the April municipal and school board elections, several races have developed across multiple jurisdictions.


School boards

In the Hannibal School District, three positions on the Board of Education are up for election. As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, four people have filed for the seats currently held by Mark Bross, Michael Holliday and Erik Gottman.

Bross and Holliday have filed for re-election along with newcomers Ryan Rapp and Rhiannon Terrill.

Three positions are open on the Board of Education for the Palmyra R-I school district. Stephanie Bross and Oneta Crowe, both incumbents, have filed for re-election, along with Robert Meyers. Current board member Roger Sutter is not seeking a position on the board. His seat is up in April.

Three positions on the Ralls County R-II School Board are up for election. The three seats currently belong to Ron Evans, Danny Clark and Lori Robinson. Clark is the lone person to file for election as of Thursday, Dec. 22.



In Hannibal, races have developed in all three wards up for election — Third, Fifth and Sixth.

On the first day of filings, Colin Welch and incumbent Gordon Ipson filed for the Fifth Ward position. Melissa Cogdal, who was appointed to the vacant Third ward seat earlier this year, filed for election for a full term.

Since then, Ryan Roberts, who along with Cogdal was up for consideration for the Third ward position, has filed for election. In the Sixth Ward, Steven Meyer and Jeff Veach have filed for the position currently held by Jamie Locke.

In the city of New London, a lone filer has expressed interest in one of three positions open.

Kenneth O’Malley, who has sought the mayor’s position before, has again filed for the position. Mayor pro tem Mary Jane White has led the city after the resignation of longtime mayor Marvin Miller. Two positions of the Board of Aldermen for the city are also up for election. Those positions are held by Brad Adkisson in Ward 1 and Marilyn Powell in Ward 2.

In Palmyra, voters will be selecting leaders in four spots. The mayor’s position held by Loren Graham, Ward 1 held by Ken Sheputis, Ward 2 held by Nathan Miller, and Ward 3 held by Pam Behring.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Miller had filed to run in Ward 2. Tom Lockett had filed in Ward 1.



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