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School board, two aldermen seats face contested elections

Photo by Jay Forness

Candidate filings for the April 5 municipal election closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Two seats on the Jackson R-2 Board of Education are up for election. They are currently held by Paul Stoner and Brian Thompson. The incumbents have both filed for reelection.

The two school board incumbents are being challenged by two additional candidates, McGraddie “Mac” Robinson and Kristen Lewis.

All of the incumbents on the Jackson Board of Aldermen have filed for reelection. They are Paul Sander, Ward 1; Dave Reiminger, Ward 2; Larry Cunningham, Ward 3; and Joe Bob Baker, Ward 4.

Sander and Reiminger are running unopposed.

Michael Seabaugh has also filed for the Ward 3 seat and Steven Lee has filed for the Ward 4 seat, creating contented elections in those two wards.

In Oak Ridge, only incumbent Mack Armbruster filed for reelection on the Village Board. There is one additional seat open for a write-in candidate.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at cashbook@mvp.net.

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