Saturday, October 23, 2021

There are over 200 elective offices in St. Charles County, including the 7 member County Council; the County Executive and 6 other county officials; 15 City Councils and Boards of Aldermen; 15 mayors; 6 School Boards, 7 Fire District boards of directors; the Ambulance District board of directors; the St. Charles County Community College District trustees; and 13 trial judges of the 11th  Judicial Circuit Court.

These offices have a direct impact on the daily lives of St. Charles County Residents.  They levy sales taxes and property taxes; they deliver services such as police, fire, and ambulance; they operate the public schools attended by our children; they build and repair roads, streets, sewers and sidewalks in our neighborhoods; they protect the quiet enjoyment of our homes; they plan and manage growth and development of our communities.

It is important that good people run for local elective offices.  To help public spirited citizens to take the challenge, the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee sponsors a Candidate School every year.  This Candidate School is designed for people who are considering a run for public office or who have decided to run and for people who just want to work for a candidate’s campaign.

Our 2021 Faculty

Tom Smith, veteran campaign manager and consultant

Mike Sommer, CPA, Treasurer, St. Charles County Republican Central Com.

Chad Briesacher, General Mgr., KCLC Radio @Lindenwood Univ. and Chair, St. Charles Young Republicans

Dan Borgmeyer, Mayor of the City of St. Charles

Representative John Wiemann, District 103, Speaker Pro Tem, MO House

Senator Bob Onder, 2nd Senatorial District, MO Senate

Jason Goodson, Wentzville Board of Education

David Zucker, Chairman, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee

We need good people to run for local elective offices.  To help citizens learn how to be successful candidates the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee is holding its 5th Annual Candidate School on October 23, 2021, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2310 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368.  Doors open at 8:00 am.  A box lunch will be provided to attendees.

Space is limited to 25 students per session. Register today!

Registration Forms are available below

or by email from David Zucker, 

registration form



0830:  INTRODUCTION (DAVE ZUCKER, Chair, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee (SCCRCC))


Purpose of the Class

Preview the Faculty

0900:  TOM SMITH, Campaign Manager, Owner of Survey St. Louis

First Steps: Setting up campaign committee; print media ads and direct mail; voter contact/door to door campaigns

1000:  BREAK

1O15:  MIKE SOMMER, CPA and Treasurer, SCCRCC

Receiving Contributions in cash or in kind; spending campaign funds;

Reporting to the Missouri Ethics Commission

10:45:  CHAD BRIESACHER, General Mgr., KCLC Radio @Lindenwood Univ. and Chair, St. Charles Young Republicans

Radio and TV ad buying, including calculation of costs per audience

11:15:  Mayor DAN BORGMEYER, City of St. Charles, MO

Running for Mayor of St. Charles in a “non-partisan” election

11:45:   Rep. JOHN WIEMANN (R. Dist. 103, Speaker Pro Tem MO House)

Running for St. Representative; fundraising;


12:45:    SEN. BOB ONDER (R. 2nd Senatorial Dist., MO Senate)

Running for State Senator


Running for School Board

1:45:     Q&A, CLOSING

2:15:    ADJOURN