Lake area municipalities and school boards are one step closer to the April election. Candidates had until 5 p.m. on Jan. 15 to file.
In Linn Creek, two positions on the board are open. For Ward 1 Rich Janes and Joyce M. Thompson have filed while Ginny Mueller and Bryan Johnson filed for Ward 2.
Osage Beach has three aldermen positions open for the April election. Ron Schmitt has filed for Ward 1 while incumbent Steve Kahrs filed for Ward 2. John Olivarri and WW Bill Stone filed for Ward 3.
In Camdenton, John McNabb has filed for mayor. In Ward 1, incumbent Dan Hagedorn has filed as has incumbent Steve Eden in Ward 2. In Ward 3 incumbent Sandy Osborn has also filed for reelection along with Rick Kraemer and Shari Payne. Dennis North has filed for Special Road District "R."
Lake Ozark has four positions that will be included in the next election. Three wards and the mayor position are up for grabs. All incumbents have filed for reelection. Those include Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos and Aldermen Judy Neels for Ward 1, Tony Otto for Ward 2 and Todd Painter for Ward 3. Betsy Browning will be challenging Painter for the Ward 3 spot while Paul Sale will be vying for the mayor position.
Three aldermen positions are up for election in Eldon. Deborah Gore and Douglas A. Partridge will be running against each other for the ward 1 position.
In Ward 2, running for one seat are Mike Lasson and Mike Edinger. Running for one seat in Ward 3 are Tim King (incumbent) and Bryon Hull.
Camdenton R-III school district has two positions up for election. President Nancy Masterson's position along with the seat held by Jim Besancenez will both become available. Until Monday, Jan. 14, three candidates, including two incumbents looking to retain their seats, had filed to run.
On Monday, Bill Moulder, of Camdenton, stepped forward to run. Moulder has ran for a seat on the board in previous elections. On the last day of filing, Tom Williams also filed to run. Williams ran in the 2012 school board election. Current board president Nancy Masterson and Jim Besancenez re-filed to run in December along with Darin Keim.
Macks Creek R-V school district will have the position currently held by President Misty Hicks open. Hicks filed for reelection.
School of the Osage has two school board positions open. The seats currently occupied by B.J. Paige and Rocky Miller will be available. Barbara (B.J.) Paige, Jill Wade, James (Rusty) Anderson, Dale Law and Michael Ruck have filed to run in the upcoming election. Allison Schneider was appointed to finish the term Rocky Miller held until he sworn into office as state representative.
Running for Eldon School Board is Dennis Tompkins, Michael Kriegshauser, Robin Griffith and Steve Parker.
Page 2 of 2 - School board members are elected at-large with the candidates receiving the highest number of votes district-wide winning the seats.
Other municipalities including ambulance districts have open seats. The Camden County Ambulance district has two openings. Incumbent Joyce Ossler along with J.R. Whedbee is running for District 1. Incumbent Fred B. Good is running for District 4.
Miller County Ambulance District also has two seats open. Both incumbents, Beth Eidson for District 1 and Kevin Holtmeyer for District 6 are running for re-election. Brett Braun is also running for District 1.
The municipal election is set for April 2. Some entities could not be reached at the time this article was printed.