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Schneider will stay on ballot in race for Overland mayor

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By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The race for mayor in the St. Louis suburb of Overland will still be a three-way contest. A judge this morning (Monday) ruled that councilman Mike Schneider can stay on the ballot.

His opponent, council woman Mary Beth Conlon, had sued to have Schneider removed, claiming he owed delinquent personal propoerty taxes on a 2003 GMC Yukon he owned.

Conlon's attorney had argued Missouri law requires that Schneider be removed from the ballot because he didn't pay personal property taxes on a vehicle.

But Schneider's attorney had argued that a Minnesota corporation Schneider had owned before returning to Missouri had paid the taxes, but last week, Schneider paid the $806 in question in protest.

Schneider, Conlon, and another council member - Peggy Keller - will face off August 7th in a special election. The winner will replace Ann Purzner, who was recalled in April.

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