Three in race for Hermann mayor
By staff writer
The office of Mayor in the city of Hermann became a three-person race last Wednesday when Rich Lauer filed for the position.
It will be his second bid to become Hermann’s mayor.
Last April, Dolores Grannemann won a three-person race for mayor, defeating Lauer and Ron VanBooven for a one-year term. That election was held to fill the unexpired term of then-Mayor Larry Miskel, who had won his race for associate northern district commissioner of Gasconade County.
Mrs. Grannemann, who filed for mayor on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the first day of filing, had been the Hermann city clerk for 38 years before retiring at the end of 2012.
Tom Shabel also filed for mayor, on Jan. 13.
In Ward 1, there are two candidates running for the board of alderman. Incumbent Ron VanBooven filed on the first day of filing, and Tom Durham filed for the Ward 1 seat on Jan. 3.
Justin Alferman, Ward 2 alderman, refiled for office on Dec. 17. He is serving his first term.
Marilyn Fricke, Hermann’s long-time city collector, also filed on Dec. 17.
Filing for city offices ended on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The municipal election will be on Tuesday, April 8.