Stricker, Loher win school board election

Greg Frazier
Contributing Writer

Steven S. Loher with 3,320 votes and Arnold N. Stricker with 3,356 votes won seats on the school board on April 5, according to

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Arnold N. Stricker earned 3,356 votes. He and incumbent Steven S. Loher won the two available school board seats. Photo from Cathy Vespereny

Loher and Oliver, the two incumbents, earned individually fewer votes than Stricker.

Oliver was unable to win the elect votes for the school board, receiving 3,041 of the votes, only 31 percent of total votes.

Stricker, the newcomer to the school board, has a background of 31 years in public education as a teacher, principal, and central office administrator (human resources, business management, deputy superintendent).

Stricker said via email, “My background has given me valuable knowledge and an important skill set in focusing on academics excellence and fiscal responsibility.”

Sticker said, “I want to help provide input and insight to help the Webster Groves School District.”

Loher intends to, “take, knowledge and experience outside of our district in dealing with regional and statewide issues,” he said via email.

About his intentions, Loher said he would like to “provide a historical perspective given my 29 years as either a student, parent of a student, or board member in the WGSD.”

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