April Election Filing Deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to file for the April 3, 2012 city government elections.

Tuesday is the last day for interested candidates to file for the April 3, 2012 city government elections.

Filing began in Manchester and Town and Country on Dec. 13. and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

and filing both take place at the city halls.

In Manchester, the office of mayor is up for re-election, in addition to one alderman in each of the city’s three wards. The following aldermen are up for reelction in April:

  • Ward 1: Hal Roth
  • Ward 2: Marilyn Ottenad
  • Ward 3: John Diehl

In Town and Country, each of the four wards has an alderman up for re-election. The following aldermen are up for reelection in April:

  • Ward 1: Nancy Avioli
  • Ward 2: Al Gerber
  • Ward 3: Steve Fons
  • Ward 4: Phil Behnen

Missouri law dictates that mayoral candidates must be at least 25 years old, have U.S. citizenship, maintain residency within the city for one year prior to the election and stay updated on all city taxes and municipal user fees.

Aldermen are only required to be 21 years old, but aside from age, the qualifications for alderman and mayor are the same.

The Manchester Code of Ordinances also requires every candidate for municipal office must either pay a filing fee of $25 or file a nominating petition signed by 25 Manchester residents who are legally registered to vote in City of Manchester elections.

Following are the latest filings as of Monday night.


Ward 1

Dorothy Cooke

Richard "Skip" Mange

Ward 2

Alderman Al Gerber - incumbent

Ward 3

Steve Fons - incumbent

Gustine Crawford

Ward 4

Alderman Phil Behnen - incumbent


Ward 1

Hal Roth - incumbent

Barbara Stevens

Ward 2

Marilyn Ottenad - incumbent

Ward 3  

John Diehl - incumbent


David Willson - incumbent

*Check Town and Country - Manchester Patch Wednesday for an updates.


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