Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday,
January 15, 2019. The General Election for the City of Marceline will be
held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This year, two (2) Councilpersons will be
elected at large to service three (3) year terms. Currently, those seats
are held by Councilman Jeri Holt and Councilwoman Natalie Wellman. The
candidates vying for the open seats includes incumbent Jeri Holt, and candidates
Lacey Meissen, Mary Gibson, and Eric Thurman. Once two of these four
candidates are elected to the two open Council seats, they will be sworn in on
the Monday following the election, April 8, 2019.
Incumbent Jeri Holt has been a Warehouse Supervisor at Walsworth Publishing
Company employed for 30 years with a retirement date set for January 31, 2019.
He is a lifelong resident of Marceline, graduating from Marceline R-V, and Fire
Chief of the Marceline Volunteer Fire Department. He has served on the City
Council for 14 years and was mayor 1988-1989, 2016-2018. He worked for the
Marceline Housing Cedar Brook Square, Sunset Hills and Allison Apartments for 14
years. He is very active in the community where is a member of the Marceline
Eagles, Marceline Rotary and Marceline Golf Club. He retired in 2013 from
refereeing middle school and high school basketball after 29 years. He is
married to Dana Holt and has one daughter, Jennifer Holt from Moberly Missouri.
While serving on the Marceline City Council, Jeri became a Certified Municipal
Official effective December 2015. Jeri looks forward to continuing his service
to the City of Marceline.
Candidate Lacey (Brammer) Meissen was born and raised in Marceline. Her
immediate family has been lifelong residents. She graduated from Marceline R-V
with the class of 1994, furthering her education at Chillicothe Vocational
School with an emphasis on Business Management, later receiving her
certification in Social Services. Lacey married Vance Meissen, whom also was
born and raised in Marceline. Together, Lacey and Vance have two children. She
was employed with Gatehouse Media (Sho-Me Shopper/Linn County Leader) for 16
years as a Multi-Media Sales Executive and is currently employed with Pioneer
Skilled Nursing by Americare as their Business Office Manager. Lacey and family
are members of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church with their children attending
Father McCartan Memorial School. Lacey is also a member of the Marceline Eagles
Auxiliary for 23 years, a business member of the Marceline Chamber, and serves
on the Planning and Zoning Board. Lacey seeks to continue service to
Marceline as a City Councilwoman.
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 two and
seven. For the past eleven 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.
Candidate Eric Thurman has been a lifelong resident of Marceline. After
graduating Marceline High School, he went on the road as a boilermaker for one
year before accepting employment with the City of Marceline where he spent five
years as an employee in the Water / Wastewater Department. He is currently the
Utilities Superintendent for the City of Bucklin and the owner/operator of
Thurman Plumbing which has been in operation since October 2014. Eric Thurman is
still active within the City of Marceline and desires to serve on the City
Council to help out his hometown in any way that he can.
In addition to the Council Election, the Marceline Carnegie Library Board will
be asking qualified voters to consider a proposed general ad valorem property
tax increase of $.04 cent per $100 assessed valuation for the purpose of the
Marceline Carnegie Library operating fund.
Individuals wishing to register to vote for the upcoming election in April can
do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 6, 2019.
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