Ellisville Mayor Race A Battle Over Walmart

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) — Ellisville’s race for Mayor might as well been an election about Walmart.

Adam Paul was the victor, with 44 percent of the vote. He was very, very anti-Walmart and against-Tax Increment Financing, or TIF.

“This says a lot about the people as far as we’re not going to put up with this sum zero game of stealing tax revenue and fighting for tax revenues from other municipalities,” said Paul.

Robert Shrote, who was very pro-Walmart, came in dead last with 12 percent.

But the current council and current Mayor are likely to vote on the Walmart issue tonight.

“I’m going to try and stop this from moving forward,” said Paul. “Hopefully its an eye opener as far as what the people want.”

Paul to KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Wednesday that, “Morals and politics don’t often go together but it would be the morally wrong thing to do to kick out our own people.”

Listen to Charlie Brennan’s interview with Adam Paul below.


One Comment

  1. The new mayor make a save a ton of small businesses that Wal Mart runs off every time they come into a community. It’s not all about tax revenues.

  2. stlmom4 says:

    Walmart leapfrogs down Manchester, TIF after TIF, leaving before they pay any real taxes. Each new location and TIF gives them a fresh start. All area cities need to say “No” to TIFs. The businesses will still come. They go where the business is. Giving tax breaks is just icing on THEIR cake while the schools, communities and residents have to make do with less.

    1. Go to http://www.thelastwillbook.com to see a book written to shed some light on how they and others are killing our communities.

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