Four vie for Jefferson City council seat

5th Ward residents see only contested race

Clockwise from top left: Jefferson City Council 5th Ward candidate Larry Henry Jr., speaks Tuesday during the Candidate and Issues Forum at City Hall; candidate J. Scott Stacey speaks at the forum; candidate Dr. Sherrie Koechling-Burnett makes her closing remarks during the forum; candidate Bob Gilbert speaks during the forum. The forum was organized by the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group hYPe, and was attended by all four candidates running for the 5th Ward seat.

Clockwise from top left: Jefferson City Council 5th Ward candidate Larry Henry Jr., speaks Tuesday during the Candidate and Issues Forum at City Hall; candidate J. Scott Stacey speaks at the forum; candidate Dr. Sherrie Koechling-Burnett makes her closing remarks during the forum; candidate Bob Gilbert speaks during the forum. The forum was organized by the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group hYPe, and was attended by all four candidates running for the 5th Ward seat. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Fifth Ward residents will vote Tuesday on the only contested race in Jefferson City as four candidates look to win the seat vacated by Dave Griffith in January.

Candidates Bob Gilbert, Larry D. Henry Jr., J. Scott Stacey and Sharon Koechling-Burnett have been campaigning for the open council seat, each with their own set of strengths and areas of expertise that would be brought to the council.

Editor's note: Pick up our newspaper or log into our e-Edition for Sunday, April 1, 2012 to read more about the candidates and their positions on issues.

And revisit our website Tuesday night for election results from around the area.

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