Tom Schneider defeated five other candidates in the Florissant municipal election to become the third mayor in more than 40 years.
Schneider captured 37 percent of the vote against his opponents to gain the title of chief administrator of the city. Fellow candidates Susan Geerling and Mark Behlmann followed closely behind with 24 and 23 percent of the vote respectively.
“Democracy is not perfection," he said. "Just because something isn’t perfect does not mean it’s rotten, or corrupt. The press and people in the community have the right to made their voice heard when they believe something is wrong.”
Schneider has served the past 32 years as the Ward 3 City Councilman.
Once votes have been certified by the city of Florissant, Schneider will be sworn into office at a city council meeting.
Read more about Schneider’s win and what his opponents had to say on Wednesday.