Municipal Election April 3, 2018

See also: Elections & Voting

General Information


  • Notice of Election, including races in Ashland, Southern Boone County, Hallsville, Rocheport, Sturgeon and Centralia 


  • Mark Dempsey
  • Greg Steinhoff

City of Ashland- General Election

  • Seats for Mayor, first and third ward aldermen are uncontested. No candidates filed for second ward alderman. That office will be elected by write-in.

City of Ashland- Parks and Storm Water Sales Tax

  • “Shall the municipality of Ashland impose a sales tax of one-half of one percent for the purpose  of providing funding for storm water control and local parks for the municipality?”
  • “City Sends Parks Sales Tax to Voters in April” Boone County Journal, January 10, 2018

Southern Boone County School District- Board of education (Two seats up for election)

  • George L. Carney
  • Joseph R. Miller
  • Kristopher Gale Harmon

Southern Boone County School District- Bond Issue

  • “Shall the Southern Boone County R-I School District issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $4,785,000 for the purpose of constructing, improving, furnishing and equipping school facilities, including an elementary gymnasium, a new central office building and a high school softball and baseball complex? (If this question is approved, the District’s debt service tax levy is estimated to remain unchanged at $1.43 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.)”
  • “$4.785 No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue Goes to Voters” Boone County Journal, January 24, 2018

Columbia City council, second Ward

Columbia City Council, sixth Ward

  • Betsy Peters (running for re-election unopposed)

Columbia School District-Board of Education (two seats up for election)

Columbia School District- Bond Issue

  • “Shall The School District of Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000) for the purpose of paying costs of acquiring, constructing, improving, extending, repairing, remodeling, renovating, furnishing and equipping new and existing school facilities and acquiring land therefor, including, without limitation, completing construction of the new middle school; constructing additions to elementary schools, renovating and upgrading aging facilities, improving outdoor middle school athletic facilities, repairing or replacing roofs, windows, parking lots, and heating and air conditioning, and improving technology? (Approval of this question is expected to result in no increase of the District’s current debt service tax levy, which is estimated to remain at $0.9719 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.)”
  • “Plans for New Columbia Middle School Await Vote” KOMU, January 17, 2018.

callaway county races

Fulton Board of Education

  • Kristina Donohue
  • Jacqueline Pritchett
  • Leah Williamson Baker

Fulton City council, First Ward

  • Ballard Simmons (running unopposed)

Fulton City council, Second Ward

  • Mary Rehklau (running for re-election unopposed)

Fulton City council, Third Ward

  • John A. Braun
  • Lindsey Pace-Snook

Fulton City council, Fourth Ward

  • Steve Moore

Fulton Use Tax

  • “Shall the Board of Education of the North Callaway County R-I School District, Missouri, be authorized to increase the operating tax levy ceiling to $3.7761 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation in order to provide additional funds to better maintain its facilities, to hire and retain qualified staff, and to meet other operating needs of the District? (If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating levy of the School District is estimated to increase from $3.0261, currently, to $3.7761 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the 2018 Tax Year and will be applied to the assessed valuation for each year thereafter.)”