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Ellisville Mayor Race A Battle Over Walmart

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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.

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