Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Incumbent Leslie Hogshead regained her seat, while incumbent Charles "Chuck" Henson was edged out by Keith Brown.
The Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education will have a new face and a familiar face following Tuesday’s election. Incumbent Leslie Hogshead and current vice president of the board regained her seat with 2,411 votes, and Charles “Chuck” Henson lost his seat to Ferguson resident Keith Brown, who won the seat with 2,176 votes to Henson’s 2,054 votes. Candidate Larry Thomas received 854 votes. The race between incumbents became heated during the past month as Hogshead ran an ad saying that she didn’t vote to support the lifetime health insurance for former district Superintendent Jeff Spiegel. In 2010, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education approved a vote to give Spiegel and his wife lifetime health insurance benefits after his retirement…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Also, Ward 4 residents will decide on its next city councilor.
It's the day most candidates have campaigned and worked hard to see -- Election Day. After weeks of campaigning and forums, the time has come for Florissant residents to decide the city and county’s future. It’s Election Day. To see a sample ballot for your area, check out the Secretary of State's website. Ferguson-Florissant School District voters will decide on two seats with four candidates running for office. (For information on all of the candidates, check out our candidate profiles.) There are also two uncontested seats in the Hazelwood School District. For the City of Florissant, besides deciding Proposition P, voters in Ward 4 will decide their next city council representative. Jeff Caputa is the sole candidate listed on the ballot…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
All four candidates will participate in a candidates forum, sponsored by the McCluer parents organization.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education candidates, parents and registered voters will have the opportunity to hear from them Thursday night. The McCluer Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO) will host a candidate forum for voters, parents, teachers and students with all four candidates. There are two seats up for election on the board. The candidates are incumbents Charles “Chuck” Henson and Leslie Hogshead and challengers Ferguson residents Keith Brown and Larry Thomas. The forum will take place at McCluer High School at 7 p.m. The election is April 2.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Patch will send questionnaires to the candidates running for office in the city and school board. What questions should we include?
Four candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education in the April 2 election. There's also an uncontested race for the Ward 4 seat and for the Hazelwood Board of Education. As we approach the election, Patch will send each candidate a questionnaire to help empower voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they believe in. And we would like to include all of you in the process. What questions do you have for the candidates? Do you have a question about an issue in a particular school? Or would you like to know the candidates' viewpoints on a more general question for the whole Ferguson-Florissant School District? Please share your questions in the comments section at the bottom of this …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jeff Caputa is the sole candidate to replace former Councilman Keith English.
In 2011, Jeff Caputa lost the Ward 4 council seat to then-incumbent Keith English, but this time around, he looks to have a good chance in winning. Caputa is the only one who filed for the vacant council seat, Florissant City Clerk Karen Goodwin wrote in an email to Patch. English vacated the seat after winning the District 68 state representative seat in November. "It was a surprise to me that I ran unopposed," Caputa said. Caputa said he has stayed busy since his defeat in the past election by being elected committeeman for Florissant Township and also serving on the city's traffic and environmental quality commissions. He's had an interest in running for the seat since English's initial campaign in 2007, but he said now is the perfect …