Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

2 Jefferson County Fire Districts Hold Elections

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

2 Jefferson County Fire Districts Hold Elections

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Voters in two fire protection districts in Jefferson County will be electing directors in Tuesday's local elections.

Candidates have filed for both six-year and three-year posts in the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District, and for a full, six-year term in the Hillsboro Fire Protection District.

Only one candidate has filed for director in the High Ridge, Springdale and Jefferson R-7 fire protection districts, so no election will be needed, and those candidates' names will not appear on Tuesday's ballot. Also on the ballot is one sewer district -- Lake Adelle -- but that candidate, an incumbent, is unopposed. Following are profiles of the contested fire protection district candidates in Jefferson County. Candidates are listed in the order that they will appear on Tuesday's ballot. DE SOTO RURAL Director - six-year term Moody Wysong SANDY M. MOODY AGE: 48. HOME: 9620 Cedar Drive, Dittmer. OCCUPATION: Housewife. POLITICAL CAREER: Never held public office. PRIORITIES: Community safety is a top priority. If elected, I will work with the other members of the board to provide the best fire service for the residents of the fire district. Increase training to meet the ever-changing dangers confronting firefighters today. Help guide this fire district into the 21st century. QUALIFICATIONS: I am a member of the DeSoto rural auxiliary. Married to a career firefighter, who is also a volunteer. My father, uncle, father-in-law, brother-in-law and cousins are or were career or volunteer firefighters. I understand their problems first-hand; I am a good listener, and feel I can deal with problems to end in a positive outcome. ROBERT L. WYSONG AGE: 43. HOME: 13044 Hidden Valley Ranch Road, DeSoto. OCCUPATION: Fire cause investigator. POLITICAL CAREER: Incumbent, appointed in 1996. PRIORITIES: Complete current projects under construction. …

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