Schulte, Hussey, Graham elected to JC council

Two newcomers will join the Jefferson City Council after Tuesday’s election, and one incumbent will keep his seat.

Second Ward Councilman Shawn Schulte defeated challenger Blake Markus for the council seat. Schulte received 437 votes, or 53 percent, while Markus received 382, or 47 percent.

Schulte said he is looking forward to serving another two years on the council.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of Jeff City, specifically those in the 2nd Ward,” Schulte said. “I’ll work hard to represent the citizens.”

In the 3rd Ward, Ken Hussey defeated Len Stella for the council seat currently held by Bryan Pope. Hussey received 1,291 votes, or 69 percent, while Stella received 563 or 30 percent.

Hussey said he is really excited to serve on the council and is looking forward to beginning his term.

“I appreciate the support of the ward,” Hussey said.

And in the 4th Ward, Carlos Graham defeated incumbent Bill Luebbert with 1,060 votes or 53 percent. Luebbert received 915 votes or 46 percent.

Graham said he will keep the interests of the 4th Ward in mind as he serves and works to keep the city progressing.

“I just want to thank everybody who believed in me,” Graham said. “But it’s not about me, it’s about us moving the City of Jefferson forward.”

The 1st Ward seat, currently held by Bob Weber, was awarded to James Branch in the primary in early March because he won more than 50 percent of the vote.

Fifth Ward Councilman Ralph Bray, Municipal Judge Cotton Walker and City Prosecutor Brian Stumpe all were re-elected with no opposition.

See additional election coverage here.

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