Chrissy Sommer will be the GOP’s candidate in the November special election for state representative in St. Charles County’s fifteenth district. Sommer, who now holds a seat on the central committee in Zumbehl township, was chosen out of three candidates by an eight-member panel of the republican central committee. Each candidate gave a presentation to the panel, answered questions and after a secret ballot, the winner was chosen.
Matt Ehlen, a longtime officer of the St. Charles Young Republicans and a financial analyst at Boeing Co., and Carl Maus, a former O’Fallon city official competed with Sommer for the committee’s nomination.
Governor Nixon called for the special election to fill the vacancy left by Sally Faith when she ran and was elected as mayor of the city of St. Charles. The winner of this election will hold the seat for one year and then it will be up for grabs again in 2012 in which primaries will be held in each party before the November election of that year.
Summer will run against Libertarian, Bill Slantz, and the Democratic candidate, which may be Paul Woody, as reported by StLToday. She is expected to receive a great deal of support from the republican party as this seat is seen as vulnerable to take over by another party.