Newcomers Saunders, Manestar, Toohey Elected Brentwood Aldermen

Ward 3 incumbent Andy Leahy also won re-election in an uncontested race.

In the first election since the string of controversies that rocked Brentwood in 2011, three newcomers are set to join the city's Board of Aldermen.

Maureen Saunders (Ward 1), Cindy Manestar (Ward 2) and Patrick Toohey (Ward 4) all won seats on the board during Tuesday's municipal election. Andy Leahy, an incumbent in Ward 3, won an uncontested re-election bid.

Each candidate was elected to a four-year term.

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Saunders, who won with 66 percent of the votes cast in her ward, entered the public eye following two stories of financial mismanagement at city hall: former city administrator Chris Seemayer's theft of city money for personal gambling, and the disbersement of hundreds of thousands of dollars in .

Saunders to get the city audited by the Missouri State Auditor, which is .

She defeated another newcomer, Jim Bischoff, by 180 votes.

In Ward 4, Brentwood's other contested race, Toohey defeated long-time incumbent Lorraine Krewson and other newcomer Gary S. Bierman. Toohey collected 41.32 percent of the votes cast in the fourth ward.

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Totals Pct. Maureen Saunders 366 66.06 Jim Bischoff 186 33.57 Write-in 2 .36


BRENTWOOD WARD TWO ALDERMAN Totals Pct. Cindy Manestar 97 98.98 Write-in 1 1.02


BRENTWOOD WARD THREE ALDERMAN Totals Pct. Andy Leahy 132 92.96 Write-in 10 7.04


BRENTWOOD WARD FOUR ALDERMAN Totals Pct. Lorraine Krewson 56 33.53 Gary S. Bierman 42 25.15 Patrick Toohey 69 41.32


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