News Release 01/22

January 3, 2022

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2022 General Election: Council Election 2 Seats, 3 Candidates

 

Marceline, MO Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  The General Election for the City of Marceline will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  This year, two (2) Councilmembers will be elected at large to serve a three (3) year term.  Currently, the seats are held by Councilwoman Lacey Meissen and Councilman Jeri Holt.  The candidates vying for the open seats include candidates Josh Shoemaker, Todd Fellows and Brian Baker.  Once the candidates are elected to the open Council seats, those persons will be sworn in on the Monday following the election, April 11, 2022. 

 

The following are brief candidate biographies submitted to the City:

  • Candidate Josh Shoemaker is a lifelong Marceline resident and a member of the graduating class of 2001. His wife, Megan, is a 5th grade teacher at Disney Elementary and their three children Hudson (12), Carson (9), and Emerson (7), all are active members of the community.  Candidate Shoemaker has spent 17 years in education splitting his time between teaching at Marceline R-V and currently serving as District Superintendent at Keytesville R-III.  Having previously been on the Council and serving as Mayor in the past, Shoemaker seeks membership on the Council as a continuing opportunity to serve. 

  • Candidate Todd Fellows is a resident of Marceline, MO since 2000.  He is a 1982 graduate of Centennial High School in Utica, NE and earned his diploma from Southeast Community College in Milford, NE in 1993.  Candidate Fellows has worked in the Missouri Public School System for over 17 years as well as many years in maintenance in Nursing homes in the area.  Prior to maintenance positions, he was a licensed welder for many years.  Fellows also provides music entertainment in the area by offering DJ services for weddings and other venues over the last 15 years.  He is married to Colleen Fellows who works at Pioneer Nursing home in Marceline, MO.  They have been married for over 16 years.  All of their children have attended and/or graduated from Marceline Public Schools. Fellows has various experiences in bringing people together and listening to the needs of others and is looking forward to listening to the concerns and interests of the citizens of Marceline and advocating for them.  He would like the opportunity to further serve this community.

  • Candidate Brian Baker has lived in Marceline since 2012 and has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church since September of that year after serving five years at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Bucklin and a year teaching at Hannibal Middle School.  He is a native of Hannibal and studied at Truman State University in Kirksville, receiving a B.A. in History (2005) and an M.A.E. in Secondary Social Studies Education (2008).  Candidate Baker also continued studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and received an M.Div. in 2018.  Baker has been active in the Marceline community in that time as President of Marceline Ministerial Alliance, Ministries in Linn County, and the Marceline Rotary Club, and has also served on the City of Marceline's Planning Commission and the Marceline-Bucklin Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board since 2015.  In addition, Brian has served as the accompanist for Marceline High School music programs since 2016 and volunteers in other capacities with a number of local schools and other organizations that benefit area youth.

Individuals wishing to be registered to vote for the upcoming election in April can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 9, 2022.

 

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Media contact information:

Richard Hoon

City Manager

richard.hoon@marcelinemo.us