With current mayor Joann Parmentier choosing not to seek re-election, that opened the door for Ed Adams, Dan Maxwell and Otis Schulte to jockey for votes for the office of Mayor of Gerald.
Once all of the votes in wards one and two were cast and counted, Schulte collected 164 votes or over 52 percent with Adams (91) and Maxwell (58) following. There was also one write-in vote cast.
Recently appointed to fill in for resigned Ward 2 Alderman Mel Wurth, current office holder David Luechtefeld was opposed for the post Tuesday by challengers Keith Wehmeyer and Ryan McCrary.
Edging Luechtefeld (52) by six votes Wehmeyer (58) also held off McCrary (17) in a closely contested race. One write-in vote for Ward 2 Alderman was also cast.
Back in early March, previous Ward 1 Alderman Jordan Lottmann resigned due to relocation outside the city limits of Gerald. Dawn Czeschin was appointed to serve out the remainder of his term.
Business owner and fellow Ward 1 Alderman Howard Haase challenged Czeschin in Tuesday voting.
Earning more time as a Ward 1 Alderwoman, Czeschin unseated Haase with 118 votes compared to 66 tally marks for her opponent.
A seat on the Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District board was also up for grabs Tuesday.
John H. Zelch and James Hackstedt sought votes from residents in Franklin and Gasconade counties.
Out of 107 votes cast in Gasconade County, Zelch received 71 compared to 36 for Hackstedt.
Eight precincts in Franklin County cast votes with Zelch also coming out on top by a count of 251 to 191 for Hackstedt.
Overall, Zelch took the seat by a total vote of 322 to 227.
Between voters in both counties, a total of two write-ins were cast.
Voters in Gerald and the surrounding area also helped choose two people to serve on the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education.
Between incumbent Linda Baehr, challenger Tony Alvarez and challenger Doug Dunlap, voters were asked to chose two of them.
Baehr took Gasconade County with 583 votes followed by Dunlap (478) and Alvarez (405). Franklin County went to Alvarez with 332 votes. He was followed by Baehr (204) and Dunlap (108).
Overall numbers had Baehr receiving the most votes with 791. She was followed by Alvarez (737) and Dunlap (586).
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