By Ralph Echtinaw
The city council election results are in.
With a typically lackluster turnout of 11.71 percent, voters elected George Kubin (243 votes) and Elizabeth Upton (217) over Don Dean (110) for council person.
Running unopposed, current Councilman Tom Reed was elected mayor with 288 votes.
The number of voters casting absentee ballots (216) dwarfed the in-person voters (112). The total number of voters was 328.
St. Louis currently has 2,821 registered voters; 2,493 of whom didn’t vote in the city council election.
Upton will join the council in January. Kubin will continue to serve in the same position. Reed will replace James Kelly as mayor. Kelly is retiring from council.