Filing opened today for residents interested in running for a position on the Brentwood School Board or Brentwood Board of Aldermen, or as the city's municipal judge.
Five positions are up for election on the Brentwood Board of Aldermen: the mayoral seat and one aldermanic seat from each ward.
Aldermen Anthony Harper (First Ward), Lee Wynn (Second Ward), Keith Robertson (Third Ward), Tom Kramer (Fourth Ward) and Mayor Pat Kelly are all up for reelection.
Judge Ron Hill, who has served 17 terms totaling 34 years, is also up for reelection.
For residents interested in running for one of the open positions, the city will accept your notice between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from today until Tuesday, Jan. 18. City offices will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 31 and Jan. 17. Potential candidates are required to meet a few criteria:
- $5 filing fee
- Registered voter
- Resident for at least one year prior to the close of filing
Previous candidates were elected to two-year terms, but the board approved extending aldermanic, mayoral and judicial terms from two to four years starting with the April 2011 election.
School board positions
Four positions are up for election on the Brentwood School Board: three openings for three-year terms and one opening for a one-year term.
Keith Rabenberg, Joseph Hembree and Johannah Winfield-Berken—who have all served three-year positions on the board—are up for reelection. Katrina Harper, who was selected by the board in October to fill the seat left vacant by the late Bill Lynch, is also up for reelection in a one-year term. The term is shortened because Lynch and Harper served the other two years of the term.
Interested residents may file at the district's central office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from today until Tuesday, Jan. 13. The office's hours will change over winter break; it will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. between Dec. 27 and 30, and closed on Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 31. Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen
- Resident taxpayer of the school district
- Missouri resident for at least one year preceding the date of office
- At least 24 years old
The date of the municipal election is slated for April 5.