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Incumbents win 12 of 16 races for aldermen

CITY HALL – In an election that mostly belonged to incumbents, three aldermen nonetheless got tossed out by challengers.

Twelve aldermen won another term Tuesday. However, James Page defeated 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 717 to 643, and Bill Stephens beat 12th Ward Alderwoman Vicky Grass, 1421 to 1,330. Thirteenth Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy lost to challenger Anne Schweitzer, 1496 to 885.

And, in a race to replace retiring 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy, Tina Pihl narrowly beat Michelle Sherod, 1151 to 1132.

Here is a list of the races in which incumbents won. The incumbents are listed first, followed by the unsuccessful challenger.

  • 1st Ward, Sharon Tyus, 847;  Yolanda Brown, 620.
  • 3rd Ward, Brandon Bosley, 750; Herdosia Bentum, 400.
  • 4th Ward, Dwinderlin Evans, 789; Edward McFowland, 467.
  • 7th Ward, Jack Coatar, 1,359; Shedrick Kelley, 1,237.
  • 9th Ward, Dan Guenther, 1,419; Ken Ortmann, 745.
  • 11th Ward, Sarah Martin, 1,234, unopposed.
  • 15th Ward, Megan Green, 1,916; Jennifer Florida, 927.
  • 19th Ward, Marlene Davis, 1,014; Cleo Willis, 289.
  • 21st Ward, John Muhammad, 1,031; Laura Keys, 655.
  • 23rd Ward, Joseph Vaccaro, 2,750, unopposed.
  • 25th Ward, Shane Cohn, 1,010, unopposed.
  • 27th Ward,  Pamela Boyd, 810; Chris Carter, 663.

Jim Merkel

southsidemerkel@gmail.com Born and raised in the St. Louis area, Jim Merkel covered communities throughout the area from 1991 to 2013 for the old Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. He is the author of five books about the Gateway City published by Reedy Press. The latest is Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades. He and his wife, Lorraine, live in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of south St. Louis with Miss Jenny the Cat. For more about Jim, visit www.jimmerkelthewriter.com.

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