Kareem Johnson | Digital Journalist

Mark Winings Says He’s Excited and Grateful to Become Alderman

By Kareem Johnson | Email the author | April 5, 2011

Mark Winings said he’s excited and grateful after being elected Tuesday to become the next Ward 3 representative on theĀ Clayton Board of Aldermen. He will serve alongside Alderman Steve Lichtenfeld in that role.

Winings, who led in early returns, won the election with 41 percent of the vote, according to the St. Louis County Board of Elections website. His opponents, Jim Holtzman and Steve Singer, captured 30 percent and 28 percent of the vote, respectively.

Winings will serve a three-year term. He succeeds Alex Berger in that role.

Winings said he would like to thank his supporters for voting Tuesday. He also extended his thanks to the people who worked on his campaign and to his wife, Rula.

Winings said he thinks highly about his opponents in the race, and he congratulated them on what he described as a great campaign.

“I’m excited about joining the board of aldermen and getting to work,” he said.

Winings spent the evening with his wife watching returns from the election.

Singer said Tuesday night that he wanted to extend his congratulations to Winings and to thank his supporters.

Jim Holtzman had no comment.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the following representatives were re-elected in uncontested races:

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