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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:00 am

Funeral home owner Jeff Palmore unseated incumbent Mayor Herb Adams in the April 8 municipal election capturing 55 percent of the vote.

Palmore picked up 570 votes, or 55.13 percent, to Adams 464 votes, or 44.88 percent.

Steve Myers held on to his Ward 2 seat capturing 336 votes, or 69.14 percent, to challenger Don Graham’s 150 votes, or 30.86 percent.

Police Chief Matt Mansell also retained his seat, defeating challenger Dale Goodwin, 568 votes to 469 votes.

Mansell captured 54.77 percent of the votes to Goodwin’s 45.23 percent.

Unopposed municipal candidates who retained their seats include Debra Kelley, collector; Daniel Leslie, municipal judge; Ed Gass, Ward 1 alderman; and Mike Pigg, Ward 3 alderman.

School Board

All three incumbents on the Meramec Valley R-III school board retained their seats.

Combining votes in Franklin and St. Louis counties, Tim Richardson received 1,207 votes, carrying 29.64 percent; Paul Marquardt received 1,157 votes, or 28.41; and Chris Arnette received 1,198 votes, or 29.42 percent.

Challenger Roger Wiersma received 510 votes or 12.52 percent.

Ambulance District

Firefighter paramedic Floyd Blake III successfully unseated incumbent Linda Broski in the race for the Meramec Ambulance Subdistrict 2 director seat.

Blake captured 472 votes, or 70.98 percent, to Broski’s 193 votes, or 29.02 percent.

Fire District

The Pacific Fire Protection District achieved an overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s election.

Voters approved Proposition Safety, a $1.5 million bond issue, to replace 40 self-contained breathing apparatus and two safe-station containment refill stations at an approximate cost of $410,000.

The district also wants to replace its 1992 pumper-tanker at an approximate cost of $560,000, six thermal-image cameras, update current auto rescue equipment and build a 4,000-square-foot multipurpose facility that would include a two-story training facility.

With Franklin County and St. Louis County votes combined, 1,322, or 75.28 percent, of voters said yes to Proposition Safety, while 434, or 24.72 percent, said no.

More detailed election stories will be in the Pacific section of the Wednesday Missourian.

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