Marceline, MO -
filing for the Marceline City Council closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January
19th. The General Election for the City of Marceline will be held on
Tuesday, April 5, 2016. This year, two (2) Councilpersons will be elected
at large to serve three (3) year terms. Currently, those seats are held by
Councilman Josh Shoemaker and Councilman Jeri Holt. Councilman Shoemaker
is currently serving as our Mayor. Councilman Jeri Holt is our current Mayor
Pro-Tem. The candidates vying for the two open seats include Jeri Holt and
Natalie Wellman. Once these two candidates are elected to the two open Council
seats, they will be sworn in on the Monday, April 11, 2016 following the
Councilman Holt has been a Warehouse Supervisor at Walsworth Publishing Company,
employed for 24 years. Mr. Holt is a lifelong resident of Marceline and Fire
Chief of the Marceline Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Holt has served on City
Council for 8 years in the 1980's and was Mayor 1988-1989. Mr. Holt is very
active in the community where he is a member of the Marceline Eagles and
Marceline Rotary Club.
Wellman is the owner of North Central Mo Hunting Dogs since 2006 and is also the
co-owner and marketing manager for Wellman's BBQ sauce. Natalie had been very
active in the community over the years, coaching several sports, manager of the
school concession stand in 2013, and currently an Awana instructor for First
Baptist Church where she also volunteers her time serving at the community
dinners. Natalie recently joined the NRA Bianchi Cup staff, the national
shooting competition where John Wellman and their son Tre Dixon compete.
Natalie moved to Marceline in 2004 when she married Lt. John Wellman ( ret.)
together they have four sons.
can register to vote for this election at the Linn County Courthouse in Linneus,
Missouri until March 9, 2016. Absentee ballots can be filled beginning on
February 23, 2016. If submitting by mail, absentee ballots have to be
received by the Wednesday prior to the election, March 30, 2016.
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