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On the August ballot

Only one of three St. Charles County Council seats up for re-election this year will be contested.

Councilman Joe Brazil [District 2] in Defiance will face a challenge in the Republican primary on Aug. 2 from longtime Wentzville Alderman Cheryl Kross.

Brazil was elected to the council in 2000 and served as a Florissant city councilmember from 1990 to 1996 before moving to St. Charles County. He also has served as chairman of the St. Charles County Republican central committee.

Kross has served as president of Wentzville’s Board of Alderman and has served as a Ward 1 alderman since 2009.

Meanwhile, incumbent Councilmember Mike Klinghammer [District 6] in St. Charles, and David Hammond [District 4], which includes O’Fallon are unopposed in the Republican primary. No Democrats have filed in the Democratic primary.

Other candidates who filed before the 5 p.m. March 29 deadline include Cynthia L. Davis, a former state legislator and O’Fallon alderman who filed in the Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, who also has filed.

Kevin Miller, of St. Charles, filed as the lone Democratic candidate in the primary. Dan Hogan, of St. Peters, has filed as a Libertarian Party candidate, and Doanita Simmons has filed as a Constitution Party candidate. The district includes portions of St. Charles and Jefferson counties, as well as Warren, Franklin and Lincoln counties and areas in the central part of the state.

Two candidates also filed for the associate circuit judge’s Division 13 seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, which includes St. Charles County. Michael Fagras, of Weldon Spring, and Rebeca McKelvey of St. Charles, have filed as Republican candidates in the primary. No Democrats filed.

In other state filings, Richard Orr and Greg Upchurch, both of unincorporated St. Charles County, filed as candidates for the 23rd State Senate District seat formerly held by Republican Tom Dempsey, who resigned last year.

State Rep. Anne Zerr, of St. Charles; Wentzville Municipal Judge Michael Carter and Bill Eigel, of Weldon Spring, filed for Dempsey’s seat in the primary. Bill Slantz, a Libertarian candidate, also filed for the seat.

In the state representative filings, incumbent Kurt Bahr was the lone Republican candidate filing in the 102nd District. No Democrats filed.

Marguerite Dillworth, of St. Charles, filed as a Democrat, John Wiemann, of O’Fallon, filed as a Republican, and Charles Hull, of St. Peters, filed as a Libertarian in the 103rd District.

In the 104th District, Peggy Sherwin, of St. Peters, filed as a Democrat, and Kathie Conway, of St. Charles, filed as a Republican. Heather Hays and Brian Stiens, both of St. Peters, filed as Democrats and Phil Christofanelli filed as a Republican in the 105th District.

In the 106th District, incumbent Chrissy Sommer, of St. Charles, and St. Charles City Councilmember Mary West filed in the Republican primary. Democrat Michael Dorwart, of St. Charles, also filed for the seat.

Democrat Curtis Wells, of O’Fallon, along with Republicans Nick Schroer, of O’Fallon, and Rick Lucas, of St. Peters, filed in the 107th District. In the 108th District, Ed Shew, a Democrat from Lake Saint Louis, and Republicans Justin Hill, of Lake Saint Louis, and O’Fallon City Councilmember Jeff Schwentker filed.

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