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Deadlines for filing a declaration of candidacy

Missouri House Bill 1214

Presented By Dave Hinman

HB 1214 Summary

The political subdivision or special district calling an election to fill any office must notify the public of the opening filing date, the office to be filled, the proper place for filing, and the closing date for filing before the 16th, rather than the 17th, Tuesday prior to the election. The bill changes the opening filing date from the 17th to the 16th Tuesday prior to the election and changes the closing filing date from the 14th to the 13th Tuesday prior to the election. If the closing filing date happens to coincide with a state or federal holiday, the closing filing date shall be 5:00 pm on the next day that is not a holiday.


Local elections hold significant importance. The Missouri Clerks Association approached me to assist in adjusting the filing dates for local April elections. Currently, the closing dates coincide with the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve, and I propose moving them back by one week. This bill is essential to alter the filing registration dates statewide in Missouri. I aim to establish deadlines for filing a declaration of candidacy.

SECTION 400.163

The purpose of this district is to recognize the unique and historic attributes of the area identified as Downtown on the Official Zoning District Map and to encourage the redevelopment and revitalization of this area with a mix of retail, service, office, government, institutional, religious, restaurant and hospitality uses together with residential uses. The regulations of this overlay district are intended to allow greater design flexibility in development than is permitted by the other district regulations. The regulations are further intended to enhance the aesthetic appearance and streetscape of the public and private spaces within the area.


The historic downtown area is very important to the residents of O’Fallon, especially on the North side of our community.  O’Fallon is rich in history from our start as a railroad town, the construction of Zumwalt’s Fort, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, and Sage Chapel Cemetery (The only slave cemetery in St. Charles County). There is so much more. It has been my goal to make our downtown area a destination place.  It will be a great place to show off our history and bring in many new people to live, work, dine, shop and play. We should be able to accomplish this goal through public-private partnerships and different economic development tools.  


The Downtown
Overlay District

Ordinance No. 6541

Passed into Law January 24, 2019


"The Hinman Bill"

Ordinance No. 4383

Passed into Law June 27, 2002


Ward 2 Alderman, Dave Hinman felt the need and a passion to provide quality affordable housing for Senior Citizens in O’Fallon Missouri….

SECTION 400.162

The purpose of the Senior Community Overlay District is to encourage development of residential communities for persons fifty-five (55) years of age and older by allowing for a greater variety of uses and building types at a higher density than would normally be allowed and allowing greater flexibility in site planning so as to promote affordable housing and the preservation of open space within the development.  It is intended that a senior community development provide a range of housing types and facilities that are responsive to the health care and recreation needs of senior residents.


Senior Citizens have always been one of my top priorities.  There are many people that have grown up in O’Fallon, had children and grand children and want to remain in this community.  This will give them an opportunity to do just that.  We have been able to work with contractors on nine different developments throughout town and created a great opportunity to retain our O’Fallon Seniors who are one of our most precious resources.

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