I took the photos above at a couple of watch parties in the St. Louis area Tuesday evening. Turnout in the region was light as it typically is for April elections. The evenings results were disappointing.
Jesse Irwin, the Republican candidate for Alderman in St. Louis's 10th Ward, lost by 39%. Prop E, which would have repealed St. Louis's earnings tax had it been voted down, passed with a whopping 75% margin. Apparently, the citizens of St. Louis enjoy taxing people who come to the city to work while denying those workers any representation within city government.
Results in St. Louis county weren't any better. Chip Wood lost the Assessor's race to Jake Zimmerman by 27%. Rick Gans lost by 7% to the union backed Steven Swyer in the race for the Monarch Fire District Director. Mike Geller was running for one of three seats on the Rockwood School Board. He finished fourth, missing a seat on the board by less than 300 votes (about 1%).