Sunday, February 24, 2013
The new District 13 senator has introduced more than a dozen bills and has a number of duties among committees.
While the trip to Jefferson City is not her first, freshman Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, said that it’s a quite different experience as a senator. Walsh defeated Republican Jacquelyn Thomas with more than 80 percent of the vote in the November general election. Previously, she served as a state representative for District 69. “It’s a lot different,” she said. “You have more ability to have an impact on legislation. I can count on one hand my impact in the House.” She hit the ground running in getting into the senate role by introducing more than a dozen bills, including a bill relating to home foreclosures. Senate Bill 336 will help homeowners who are facing foreclosure “to elect to participate in dispute resolution or …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Walsh moves on to challenge Jacquelyn Thomas in November.
Former Rep. Gina Walsh is one step closer to returning to state government. Walsh defeated Democratic challenger Redditt Hudson Tuesday night to head to the November general election. Walsh won with a commanding victory of 13,733 to 7,854 over Hudson, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. Walsh will face Republican challenger Jacquelyn Thomas in the November general election. The winner will succeed Sen. Tim Green.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The editorial board gives Walsh the edge in the state Senate District 13 race.
With Redditt Hudson and former state representative Gina Walsh facing off in the Aug. 7 primary next week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board has backed Walsh in the Senate District 13 race. According to the Aug. 1 editorial: “Whoever replaces Sen. Tim Green, D-Spanish Lake, has big shoes to fill. For eight years, Mr. Green was workers' best friend in the Senate, standing up for unions, fighting back Republican attempts to diminish their effectiveness and successfully fending off the worst proposals, such as right-to-work bills. “Gina Walsh, 55, a longtime union member in the insulation trade, is in this tradition. She carried on the workers' fight as a four-term state House member. She knows how the Capitol works. She will stand …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Walsh attempts to return to state congress in senate bid.
Name : Gina Walsh Date of birth : 23 April 1957 Place of residence : Bellefontaine Neighbors Attended college : Yes College : Graduate of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Apprenticeship School Job titles held : Active member of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 1 with over 30 years experience in the trade Employers : N/A Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senator Chamber/district: 13th Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Elected to the board of the Riverview Fire Protection District for nine years as director; serving five years as chair. Represented the people of North St. Louis County in the Missouri House for …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Former Rep. Gina Walsh is aiming for a spot in the State Senate.
Former state Rep. Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) continues to rack up endorsements in her bid for the 13th District Senate seat. Walsh this week said that she had been officially endorsed by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, not a surprising development since the Democratic official attended her kick-off party earlier this year. She also received backing from St. Louis County Councilman Mike O’Mara (D-Florissant), Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett (D-Overland) and Councilman Pat Dolan (D-Richmond Heights). Walsh was also endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents thousands of police officers across the state. “As the largest law enforcement organization in Missouri, representing over 5,000 sworn law …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The International Association of Firefighters and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have endorsed Walsh's campaign.
Gina Walsh has continued to wrack up endorsements in her campaign for the Senate seat of District 13. Wednesday morning, the International Association of Firefighters, Local 2665 announced its endorsement of the former state representative for the state senate seat. “Firefighters have known Gina since she served as a local leader on the Riverview Fire Protection District for nine years as director; serving five years as chairperson,” Dennis J. Murray, President of Local 2665, said. “While serving the North St. Louis County community, Gina displayed leadership and an understanding of the complex public safety issues related to firefighting and emergency response, including upgrades and emergency response and fire planning within the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The 1st Congressional District and senate District 13 could prove to be vital races for the North County area.
Now that the filing period to sign up for state legislative races is over, things are beginning to be a little clearer about what’s to come during the impending election cycle. Locally the main event will most likely be the 1st Congressional District race that features Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis City) and Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis City). Barring a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that chucks the redistricted congressional map, both candidates remain on the ballot to run in the district that includes all of St. Louis City and a portion of St. Louis County. The battle between Clay and Carnahan is one notable primary set to occur during the 2012 election cycle. There is, after all, a dizzying eight-way Democratic race for lieutenant governor…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
There are still unresolved legal issues in the effort to draw new political lines.
After more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller-coaster, redistricting has been nothing short of a harrowing experience. But is it possible that state Senate redistricting could be reaching some sort of conclusion? Maybe. And that's because Friday is the deadline for feedback for a tentative Senate map that was approved by a bipartisan commission a couple of weeks ago. The lines have to be redrawn every 10 years to conform to population shifts throughout the state. The response, of course, hasn’t been universally favorable. While some lawmakers, such as Sen. Brian Nieves (R-Washington), have been content with their reconfigured districts, others, such as Sens. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) and Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield), have not been as…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Gina Walsh has formally announced her plans to seek Sen. Tim Green's seat.
Former Rep. Gina Walsh (D-St. Louis) has officially announced her intentions to seek the District 13 Senate Seat, now held by Sen. Tim Green (D-Spanish Lake). Walsh formally announced her bid Saturday morning at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. “The people of North County deserve a person as our next state senator that puts problem-solving before politics,” Walsh said in a press release. “Having served eight years in the Missouri House, I have built the relationships and I have the experience necessary to provide the residents of North County the best representation in our state Capitol.” Sen. Green will be term limited this year but has announced his support of the senate candidate. According to the St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune, …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Also, successor to Sen. Tim Green starts big campaign push.
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling released a survey on Wednesday showing U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tied with all three of her potential GOP opponents. Noting that things "could not be any closer in Claire McCaskill’s bid for re-election," a news release from the company noted that the freshman Missouri Senator ties each of her three prospective Republican opponents―Frontenac businessman John Brunner, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman―at 43 percent. That prompted Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling, to note that McCaskill is “definitely one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country.” But the poll showed that the three candidates―Brunner, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and …