St. Louis Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Wed March 5, 2003

Ald. Long Ousted from Office; 10 of 11 Incumbents Win

St. Louis, Mo. – Voters outsted St. Louis City Alderwoman Melinda Long from office Tuesday in an overwhelming recall vote.

With 100% precincts reporting, unofficial totals from the city's Election Board show 63% of voters said "yes" to recalling Long. Her 21st Ward is in north St. Louis city; roughly from Lexington to I-70 sorth to north, and from Shreve to Vandeventer west to east.

Most of the city's other races featured incumbent Aldermen running unopposed. One incumbent, Jay Ozier of the 22nd Ward, lost his reelection bid to Jeffery Boyd by nine votes.

In the 26th Ward, voters nominated Frank Williamson over H. Lee Willis by a 2-1 margin. The winner of that race will replace retiring Ald. Irving Clay.

In the 16th Ward, where there was also no incumbent, the Democratic primary of three ended with Donna Baringer's near-majority. She claimed just under 50% of the vote over Steve Malle and James O'Toole.

Tuesday's winners move on to run in the April 8th general election. Unofficial Election Results in contested races follow:

March 4 Primary Shall Ald. Melinda Long be recalled?
Yes
681
62.7%

No
406
37.3%

Ward 2 - North City
Dionne Flowers (i)
743
55.2%

Mattie Christine Moore
603
44.8%

Ward 4 - North City
Peggy Ryan(i)
490
46.5%

Cynthia Banks
155
14.7%

Ed McFowland
410
38.9%

Ward 10 - The Hill, Tower Grove S., et al.
Craig Thomas
150
8.8%

Joe Vollmer
1,068
62.5%

Joe Ferrario
492
28.8%

Ward 14 - S. Hampton, Bevo Mill, et al.
Steve Gregali(i)
812
57.3%

Kevin Brock
606
42.7%

Ward 16 - Princeton Hgts, St. L. Hills, et al.
Donna Baringer
1,393
50%

Steve Malle
658
23.6%

James O'Toole
736
26.4%

Ward 22 - CWE, I-70 Industrial, et al.
Jay Ozier(i)
737
49.7%

Jeffrey Boyd
746
50.3%

Ward 24 - Dogtown, Ellendale, et al.
Roger Jamison
290
19.1%

Tom Bauer(i)
893
59%

Dean Meredith
329
21.8%

Ward 26 - CWE, Wells/Goodfellow, et al.
H. Lee Willis
357
33.6%

Frank Williamson
707
66.5%