Friday, September 14, 2012
Candidates Rekha Sharma, Keith English will face off in the Nov. 6 election.
With less than two months to the Nov. 6 general election, the candidates of the 68th District have begun acknowledging where they stand on what needs to happen next for North St. Louis County. Both candidates tout similar issues and concerns for the Florissant area, such as jobs and economic growth. Republican candidate Rekha Sharma said that as an entrepreneur, she would like to bring jobs to North St. Louis County as it’s a fundamental problem for the area. Her second big issue for the area is to be able to freeze property taxes for senior citizens and being able to take care of them. Democratic candidate Keith English said for him the No.1 issue for the North County area is jobs. “As a Councilman in Florissant for over six years, I have…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
We're laying out who won the committeemen and comitteewomen spots in last night's election.
Besides a big night of primary wins across the state, the Florissant area township committeemen and committeewomen were decided last night. Here are the unofficial results, according to the St. Louis County website: For results of the Lewis and Clark Township and Ferguson Township, make sure to check out their stories on the site.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Use this form to load information about August and November political campaigns on Patch.
You may have already seen that Patch has launched a Voting Guide for the August and November 2012 Election. There, you can find the best of our reporting on the candidates and the ballot issues coming your way in the primary and general election. A key piece of information we're adding to the guide is all about the campaigns themselves. Links to their websites, background about the candidates, where they went to school, when they were elected, military service, etc. If you're working for a campaign, make sure someone fills this out on your candidate's behalf. Once we receive the information, a Patch Editor will follow up to make sure about accuracy. No race is too big or too small. Add your campaign's material today!
The 1st Congressional District candidates each have different thoughts over the redistricting issue.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Caputa is the sole candidate for Florissant Township Committeeman.
Name : Mr. Jeffrey Caputa Date of birth : 17 December 1961 Place of residence : Florissant Has served in the military: Yes Rank : USMC Job titles held : N/A Employers : Cements Mason #527 Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Florissant Township Committeeman Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : n/a Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Ward 4 Councilman Address Campaign Manager Name : Title : I am running unopposed.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
With unincorporated residents voting against the annexation, Florissant's population remains the same.
With Florissant residents approving the annexation of Area 13 and the unincorporated residents disapproving it, the assimilation becomes a dead issue. Area 13 residents, which has the boundaries of Old Halls Ferry Road, Lindbergh Boulevard and Coldwater Creek, including Spring Creek Condominiums and St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, overwhelmingly voted no to being annexed into Florissant with 74 percent of the vote Tuesday. Florissant residents approved the measure with 70 percent approval. Mayor Tom Schneider said he was disappointed and surprised Wednesday afternoon. “They’ve made it pretty clear,” he said regarding the residents interest in becoming Florissant residents. The mayor said that meetings were held with Area 13 residents …
Brian Scott Ebert jumps into the "deep end of the pool" to join Schroeder and others on the school board.
After winning seats on the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education Tuesday night, incumbent Paul Schroeder and Brian Scott Ebert have hit the ground running. Schroeder held on to his seat, while Ebert earned his seat by winning with 2,566 and 2,809 votes, respectively. Ebert and Schroeder were both on their way to meet with the board and catch Ebert up on some of his new responsibilities and training he would need to get done. Ebert said that Tuesday night was an unbelievable night and that even with a lot of work ahead of him, he’s recovering from the long election night. “I’ve been on both sides of the coin, I’ve won and loss,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “The line that ‘it feels a lot better to win,’ is so true.” Despite feeling a …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Ben Hernandez defeats challenger Michael Bober with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Updated at 1 p.m. Ward 9 Councilman Ben Hernandez retained his seat Tuesday night after facing a tough challenge from resident Michael Bober. Hernandez won his seat with 357 votes to Bober’s 342 votes. Bober said that he thought he and Hernandez had a fair election, and he has no ill feelings about the election. “I’m disappointed, but life goes on from here,” he said. “I appreciate all voters that supported me.” Wednesday morning, Hernandez said he's happy the election is over and ready to move forward. "It has been a long three-month battle," he said. "I'm glad it's over, and I'm glad that the people selected me to represent them again." In looking toward the future, Hernandez said he wants to work on building a camraderie with the …
Residents approve all three propositions to amend the city's charter.
Florissant residents approved all three amendments to the city’s charter Tuesday night. Propositions 1, 2 and 3 each passed with more than 80 percent of the vote on each measure. Council approved the measures earlier this year for the ballot. Propositions 2 and 3 will align the city’s charter with the St. Louis County Board of Elections schedules. Proposition 2 amends the charter in case of a tied race in an election, a new election will be called in accordance with the board of elections schedules. Proposition 3 updates the charter to call for an election for a vacated office that has more than 180 days left until expiration under the board of elections calendar. Proposition 1 allows residents who have been redistricted to run for an …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
With five of five precincts reporting, long-time Councilwoman Karen McKay has been ousted.
Updated at 11:55 p.m. The polls have closed, and it's time for what candidates and residents have been waiting for all day - the results. As the numbers come in from the St. Louis County Board of Elections, we'll be updating the results below until the final votes are counted. Candidate Name Number of Votes Candidate Name Number of Votes Name of Candidate Number of Votes We'll have stories on each race Wednesday morning. Sign up for our newsletters to receive all of the election news at florissant.patch.com/newsletters.