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Gieseke, York advance in St. Charles Mayor's race

Councilman John Gieseke (ward 8) and Mayor Patti York
Councilman John Gieseke (ward 8) and Mayor Patti York

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Councilman John Gieseke and Mayor Patti York were the top two vote getters in yesterday's election for St. Charles Mayor, which means those two will face off in the April election.

The odd woman out was former mayor Grace Nichols, who finished in third place by just a couple hundred votes. Nichols previously was mayor from 1987-1995.

Also Tuesday, voters in the Washington, Mo. School District overwhelmingly approved a tax question that will raise their property taxes. The extra money will be used for general costs.

And Keith English won a three-way race to fill a council seat in Florissant.

Feb. 6, 2007 Election
St. Charles Mayor
(top two vote getters advance to April election)

Candidate Votes (%)
Grace Nichols 2,070 (29%)
Patti York 2,254 (32%)
John Gieseke 2,747 (39%)
Washington, MO school district
(raise property taxes for general operating costs)
Votes (%)
Yes 2,073 (74% )
No 728 (26%)
Florissant - Ward 4
(to fill a vacancy on the city council)
Keith English 360 (53%)
Michael Barry 272 (40%)
Matt Mueller 48 (7%)