Man learns he couldn't serve as Crestwood alderman due to felony conviction

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 11:16 PM

CRESTWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) ---A candidate for Crestwood Alderman finds out he was not eligible to serve even if elected Tuesday night.

Bill Schelinski put his name on the ballot for ward two alderman not knowing he could not be elected due to Crestwood’s city charter. The charter does not allow anyone with a felony to be seated on the board of aldermen.

Scheliski was convicted of a felony in the 1990s.

The Crestwood mayor told News 4 that if Schelinski was elected  he planned to abide by the charter and not allow Schelinski to sit on the board.

As of Tuesday night, Schelinski lost to Mark Stadter with a 73 to 26 percent vote.

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