ASHLAND, Mo. — In Ashland's two contested Board of Aldermen races, incumbent Nathan Volkart retained his Ward 1 seat while Dorise Slinker won a Ward 3 seat.
Ward 2 incumbent Stephanie Bell, running unopposed, also retained her seat.
Volkart, who's represented Ward 1 after joining the board earlier this year, defeated challenger Loren Plank, receiving 76 percent of the vote.
He has championed the idea of a "developer impact fee" to account for the city's costs to maintaining subdivisions and has also talked about finding "common sense solutions to real problems."
"I hope it has been clear through the campaign that I don't make big promises of things that I can't keep," Volkart wrote on Facebook before the election.
Slinker, a one-time mayoral candidate, defeated Elisabeth Sobczak, receiving 63 percent of the vote.
He has made road improvements, stormwater solutions and communication with residents priorities during his campaign.
In the runup to the election, he posted videos from around the community, pointing out areas where his ideas would take effect.
Bell received all votes in Ward 2, with no write-ins.
Two aldermen represent each of Ashland's three wards, serving two-year terms.