The citizens of Perryville and Perry County will have their voices heard on several issues and local hot button contested races. Voters will be able to go to the polls on April 4 in the municipal general election.
Perry County Clerk Jared Kutz said that he expects anywhere around 20 percent of the voters to cast a ballot.
“We had just under 21 percent this time last year and I expect right around that area again,” he said. “Maybe if we get good weather on election day, we can get more people to come out because there are a lot of locally contested races. You have contested health board and hospital board races, and those have been hot issues over the past few years.”
Those boards include: the Perry County Health Department Board of Trustees where voters can cast a ballot for two of either Brenda Thurm Hopfer, Jeremy Brewster, Desiree Serini, and Gwen Moore Schweiss.
The Perry County Memorial Hospital Board Candidates include Darrell Niswonger, Joe Hutchison, and Robin Huber Sims. Voters will cast a ballot for one of those individuals.
For the Perry County School District No. 32 Board of Education voters will cast a ballot for three of five candidates: Jamie Robinson, Nancy Voelker, Melissa Hahn, Glendon Sattler and John Schaaf.
Altenburg Public School No. 48 Board will be between Jessica Hecht, Tamara Palisch, and Amy Ussery. There are also Fredericktown and Oak Ridge School board races which comprise a small portion of the county.
There will also be a contested race for the City of Perryville Ward I Aldermen between Dennis House and Seth Amschler.
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