News Release 04/18

January 25, 2018

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2018 General Election: Council Elections - 2 Seats, 5 Candidates

Continuation of the Transportation Sales Tax also on the ballot


Marceline, MO - Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16th.  The General Election for the City of Marceline will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  This year, two (2) Councilpersons will be elected at large to serve three (3) year terms.  Currently, those seats are held by Councilman Tyson Brammer and Councilwoman Sallie Buck.  The candidates vying for the open seats includes incumbents Brammer and Buck, and candidates John Carver, Pamela Engelhard and Mary Gibson.   Once two of these five candidates are elected to the two open Council seats, they will be sworn in on the Monday following the election, April 9, 2018.


Incumbent Candidate Tyson Brammer, currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem, was born and raised in Marceline.  His entire family has been lifelong residents. He graduated from Marceline R-V with the class of 1992.  A year later he moved to Clarksville, TN and lived there until 2004. He and his family moved to Chandlerville, IL for four years before moving back to Marceline permanently in 2008.  He married his wife, Dawn, in 2000 and they have two children which they are extremely proud of.  Tyson is currently employed at Moore Fans in Marceline and feels very fortunate to work for such a pillar of Marceline industry.  


Incumbent Candidate Sallie Buck was raised on a farm south of Rothvillle, MO.  She graduated Northwestern High School and from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) with a degree in Business Administration and is actively working on becoming a Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League (MML).  Since 1983, Sallie has been a resident of Marceline, and has been employed with Walsworth Publishing Company for 44 years and is active in several civic organizations.  Most of her family lives in nearby Linn and Chariton Counties.


Candidate John Carver previously served on the City Council from October 2013 to April 2017.  He retired from Herff Jones Publishing in Marceline and has lived here since 1976.  He is married to his wife, Melody, with two children, Angela Compton and Beverly Akers. John Carver has been on the Council for four years after being appointed to fill an open seat on the Council and then being elected to fill a three year term.  John Carver has earned the designation of a Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League.  John Carver is looking to continue serving the City of Marceline as Councilman.


Candidate Pamela Engelhard has been a resident of Marceline since 1996. She moved to Marceline from Kansas City, Missouri. She married Brad Engelhard, a lifelong Marceline resident in 1997, and they have two children and five grandchildren. She was employed with Walsworth Publishing Company and Herff Jones. She graduated from Axia College, University of Phoenix, in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. She is currently a stay-at-home Grandmother. Pamela and Brad are members of United Methodist Church, Marceline. Pamela has been a member of the Marceline Eagles Auxiliary for over 10 years and an active member of the Marceline Lions Club where she is the Secretary and chairs a number of committees within the Club. She is also the Centennial Challenge Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator for District 26M4 of which their Club is a part.


Candidate Mary Gibson graduated from Salisbury High School (Salisbury, MO) in 2003 and from Columbia College (Columbia, MO) in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography. During her senior year at Columbia College, she married Clarence (Matt) Gibson of Marceline and together in the same year, they bought their first house in Marceline.  Together, they have two children, ages one and six.   For the past ten years, Mary has been a Creative Service Designer at Walsworth Publishing.  It is at Walsworth where she really began to get to know the local community.  Mary has become more and more involved in serving the community over the years.  In 2013, she became a member of the Marceline Lions Club, and is also currently a member of the school board at Father McCartan Memorial School.   As someone who has laid down their roots in Marceline, Mary is looking forward to serving this town and helping it grow to make an even greater place for her children to call home.


In addition to the Council Election, qualified voters will see a continuation of a Transportation Sales Tax ballot item for the City in which voters will decide on whether to continue to impose a continuing sales tax of cent for Transportation purposes for the period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2023.    The current cent Transportation Sales Tax has a 5 year sunset and is set to expire on September 30, 2018, unless the registered voters of Marceline vote to approve it again on the April 3, 2018 ballot for another five (5) years.  This sales tax is used to assist the City maintain and repair streets, funding the more costly projects, and a portion of it may now be used toward sidewalks as well..


Individuals wishing to be register to vote for the upcoming election in April can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 7, 2018.


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Media contact information:

Richard Hoon

City Manager

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