Tuesday, April 2, 2013
He'll serve on the board overseeing fire protection efforts in Mehlville, Oakville, Sunset Hills, Green Park, Lakeshire, Concord Village, Sappington and Lemay.
With more than 60 percent of the vote, Ed Ryan won a spot on the Mehlville Fire Protection District board Tuesday night over challenger Mike Klund. Ryan earned more than 8,000 votes, or 63.1 percent of the vote. The Mehlville Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue, emergency medical, fire prevention and inspection services for the cities of Sunset Hills, Green Park, Lakeshire, the townships of Oakville, Mattese, Concord Village, Sappington and portions of Lemay and unincorporated St. Louis County. Previous Patch stories:
Friday, March 1, 2013
The last day to register to vote in the April election is days away.
If you want to vote in the April 2 election, the deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in St. Louis County. Voters must be registered by March 6 to vote in the April election. In order to register, you must: Missourians can register to vote by one of the following methods: St. Louis County residents can also send in a completed voter registration application to: The Board of Election Commissioners, 12 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 126 St. Louis, MO 63143. If mailing your registration, it must be postmarked by March 6. For more information, check out the Board of Election Commissioners website.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind. The increase would be 3/16 of one cent, and would help pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch, among other things, reports the St. Louis Beacon. In a Dec. 13 article, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money collected from the tax increase would be split in the following ways: The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Bill Boston, who has lived in Crestwood for 22 years, is running for alderman.
Bill Boston has thrown his name into the race for alderman of Crestwood’s third ward. Boston, a retired car mechanic and service manager, has lived in the neighborhood for 22 years and raised two children, a 40-year-old daughter and a 46-year-old son. Boston said developing Crestwood Court mall was his top priority. “The mall right now is the main thing going on in the city,” Boston said. “The main thing is working on getting the ball rolling again.” Other than that, Boston said he wanted to run to fill the empty seat vacated by Jerry Miguel and to stay abreast of the normal, monthly business of Crestwood. Boston previously served on the police board. The filing period will stay open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Those elected will …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Connor Valenti couldn't get a job at Dierbergs, but ended up a hard worker on newly elected Missouri Representative Bob Burns' successful campaign.
When South County Democrat Bob Burns ran successfully for State Representative in the new 93rd District, he had help from a DeSmet senior with his own hopes for a future in politics. Connor Valenti is a straight-A student, but couldn’t get hired by Dierbergs, Burns said, but he and Burns said he found the right job, in politics. Valenti worked for Burns's campaign since before the primary elections. "I went door to door with him when I had time, straight through the summer," Valenti said. "I was knocking on doors, talking to people." Valenti said he worked the polls all day in the primary election, but couldn't in the final because he had school. Valenti’s mother worked for Burns six years ago when Burns ran against Republican Jim Lembke …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
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Monday, November 5, 2012
With the election only one day away, it's time to fess up: Whether it's Akin, McCaskill, Spence, Nixon or someone else, which political ad will you be happy to see go?
You know the drill. The somber music plays in the background while a deep voice shares a fearful message about a candidate seeking election. Occasionally, a few seconds might be reserved afterward for an inspiring message from that candidate's challenger. These so-called attack ads have grown more prevalent as we've moved closer to the Nov. 6 election. In the U.S. Senate race, an ad from Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) contains a voice that connects Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to President Barack Obama. The voice references McCaskill's support of the Affordable Care Act and her endorsement of the president in 2008. An ad from McCaskill takes a similar approach in connecting her opponent to the 2012 presidential campaign. The ad begins by …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Nov. 6 general election is quickly approaching. Here's a list of candidates, reporters and pundits who are important to (and/or simply covering) races in St. Louis, Missouri.
The full Twitter list is available here. See anyone missing? Send me a tweet at@ryanmartin87.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Just more than 7 percent of participants said they had confidence the St. Louis area businessman would win in November.
With election day just over a week away, a survey of GOP officials, activists and voters reveals worries about chances for the party's candidate for the Governor's mansion. When asked, 'Which statewide candidate are you most confident will win in November,' and given choices in the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attoney General, 55 point 6 percent selected Peter Kinder, running against Susan Montee for another term as Lt. Governor. Shane Schoeller, a State Representative running for Secretary of State against another State Representative, Jason Kander, was next at 22 point percent. The remaining candidates, Dave Spence, Ed Martin and Cole McNary, each received 7.4 percent. When survey …