Missouri Voters Go to Polls Tuesday
This Tuesday, voters in Missouri head to the polls to decide races for public office, and in some cases, pocketbook issues.
In Hannibal, voters will choose a new mayor. Candidates are James Hark and Lou Barta. Hannibal’s 4th Ward council race is between incumbent Jim Van Hoose and challenger John Paul Tomko. Passage of Proposition C would allow the Hannibal School District to waive a state-mandated tax-levy rollback, increasing property taxes about 35 cents per one-hundred dollars assessed valuation. Three candidates are seeking two positions on the Hannibal School Board—Linda Clark, Mark Dowil, and J’Nelle Lee.
Monroe City features two contested races for alderman—Don Giltner and Tyler Wheeler in Ward 2, and Terry Gibbs and Gary Thompson in Ward 3.
New London Mayor Marvin Miller faces challenger Kenneth O’Malley.
Four people are running for two positions on the Palmyra School Board-- Chuck Keller, Joseph Knochel, Robert Meyers, and Teya Stice.
Proposition KIDS in Lewis County seeks to increase the property tax ceiling to $3.43 per hundred dollars valuation. Proceeds would go toward operating expenses of the Lewis County C-1 School District.
In parts of Clark, Lewis, Pike, Shelby, and Scotland Counties, voters will see a use tax issue that applies to out-of state purchases of items such as vehicles, boats and trailers.
Voters in Kansas City and St. Louis will decide whether their 1 percent earnings tax will continue.