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Metro West Fire Board Candidate Disqualified

One of the two board of director candidates for the upcoming Metro West Fire Protection District has been disqualified by the St. Louis County Circuit Court.

St. Louis County Circuit Court officials announced they had disqualified Stephen H. Ward as a candidate for the position of board member and director for the Metro West Fire Protection District. 

Metro West just issued a notification that court's officials determined Ward “failed to timely comply with the filing fee requirements. Therefore, being disqualified as a candidate, the court orders that Mr. Ward be removed as a candidate, in the April 2, 2013 election ballot”.

Because the ballots already were printed for the election, Ward’s name will not be physically removed from the ballot. 

The election commission shall post signs in each applicable polling place that the candidate has been “Removed from the Ballot by Court Order”. Any votes that would be cast for Ward will not be counted or reported.

Ward was a former Metro West assistant chief.

Metro West coordinator Michael Thiemann said the action by court officials leaves Tim Flora, the incumbent and current District Board Chairman as the only candidate for the position. Flora will begin his next term in office in April.

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John Nevettie February 13, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Wow a 6 month investigation and law enforcement finds Obama is a FRAUD and so is his birth certificate BUT STILL IN OFFICE!!! This guy Stephen H. Ward misses filing fee requirements and he is ousted. How totally screwed up is the county and the country...
Julie Brown Patton February 13, 2013 at 01:52 PM
We at Patch did contact Mr. Ward yesterday, but he declined to comment on this matter.

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