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Push to reinstate Ellisville mayor fails in tie vote

The Ellisville City Council meeting was packed by Adam Paul supporters Wednesday night, but the reinstatement vote ended in a 3-3 tie. The Ellisville City Council meeting was packed by Adam Paul supporters Wednesday night, but the reinstatement vote ended in a 3-3 tie. Image source: Fox 2 KTVI

   The City of Ellisville is still without a mayor after the City Council vote to reinstate ousted Mayor Adam Paul ended in a 3-3 tie Wednesday night.  

   The result surprised many residents and Paul supporters.  That's because one of three new council members who took offices after Paul was impeached voted not to reinstate him.  Many had believed that council member Cindy Pool had been a Paul supporter.  

 Paul says he was disappointed with Pool's vote.  He says she isn't listening to her constituents and that's going to be costly.  "You know, it's going to cost the city probably a quarter-million dollars now," he said.  "It's just more of the same we had with our last council."

  Paul's attorney says he'll ask a judge next week to reinstate Paul while he awaits a ruling on his appeal.  The court date for that appeal hasn't been set.  

   The Council did agree to hold a special election for Mayor in November.

 

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