Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of Caputa's first order of businessman as councilman was to vote on the Walmart development.
When Florissant City Council voted for the Walmart development Monday night, it voted with a full council for the first time in the past few months. Ward 4 gained a new councilman when Mayor Tom Schneider swore in Jeff Caputa. He filled the vacancy on the council left by Keith English, who was elected 68th district representative in November. Caputa ran an unopposed race and earlier this month officially won the seat. "It was a surprise to me that I ran unopposed," Caputa said in an earlier interview. He's also already got some ideas of issues he's like to address, such as recycling, taking care of the trail near Sunset Park and getting a schedule for street cleaning to residents. "I'm going to try and keep up what Mr. English did,” he …
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 …
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…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Keith English and Rekha Sharma will battle each other for the 68th district seat.
In November, Florissant voters will have to decide on a new representative for the 68th District. Earlier this month, Florissant City Councilman Keith English won his Democratic primary against incumbent Rep. Bert Atkins, and local business owner Rekha Sharma was uncontested in the primary. So, they will take each other on for the seat in the Nov. 6 general election. English said he’ll be using the same energy he used toward the primary in the general. “We covered 95 percent of the district during the primary, so we’ve got some more talking to do,” he said. English, who has served on Florissant City Council since 2007, said that he remains committed to serving the people of Florissant in his City Council role throughout the campaign …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Keith English faces Republican Rekha Sharma in the November general election.
Ward 4 City Councilman Keith English has defeated Rep. Bert Atkins in the state representative race for District 68. English defeated the incumbent 2,226 to 1,532. Candidate Todd Hoffman received 10 percent of the vote. “I want to take this leadership to the state level, where I think I can make an impact to North County,” English said in an earlier interview with Florissant Patch. “I think that North County has been looked over for many years for state money.” Rep. Atkins represented the 75th District until the latest redistricting due to 2010 census. English will face Republican candidate Rekha Sharma in the Nov. 6 general election. We'll have further comments from the winners last night later on Patch.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
English seeks to move from City Council to a state representative office.
Name : Mr. Keith Allen English Sr. Date of birth : 04 November 1967 Place of residence : Florissant Attended college : Yes College : St Louis University, Florissant Valley Degree : N-A Year of graduation : 1989 Job titles held : International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 26 years, Business Owner Employers : Union Electrical Companies Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative 68th District-the re-numbered 75th District Chamber/district: The 68th District Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Florissant City Councilman 2007-present Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Hazelwood School Board 1996 Address 755 Pelican lane Florissant, Mo 63031 Name : Kim Besserman Title : …
Friday, April 6, 2012
With the filing season closed, the statewide campaign season begins for the August primary, November general elections.
With April’s municipal election out of the way, voters and citizens are turning their attention toward the August primary and November general elections. The filing for the county and statewide offices closed last week, and the race toward August has taken off. In St. Louis County, two libertarians, Theodis Brown and Jeff Coleman, have challenged incumbent Mike O’Mara for his 4th District County Councilman seat. Previously, attorney Leslie Broadnax had filed to challenge the seat, but her name was removed from the filing on March 2. However, Broadnax informed Patch that with the redistricting of the county’s district, her house was no longer included in the 4th district. She wrote in an email that she has a “federal and state lawsuit …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Florissant Ward 4 Councilman will challenge State Rep. Bert Atkins for his seat.
It looks like state representative Bert Atkins (D-Florissant) will have a challenge for his seat for Missouri's 75th Congressional district. Ward 4 Councilmen Keith English announced his plans to challenge Atkins for the state seat during Monday's Florissant City Council meeting. “I want to take this leadership to the state level, where I think I can make an impact to North County,” English said in an interview with Florissant Patch. “I think that North County has been looked over for many years for state money.” English has served as the Ward 4 Councilman for the past five years and has been the council president for the past two years. Atkins has been the district’s representative since 2008 in an uncontested election. Previously, Atkins…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Council members also talk about refinancing bonds, charter review during Monday's work session.
- Joe Scott
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Florissant City Council members received good financial news and discussed reducing one a tax as a result. During a Monday work session, Finance Director Randy McDaniel told the council that projected for the rest of the year, Florissant would come about $760,000 ahead of its budgeted utility tax receipts. While putting together the 2011 budget, McDaniel projected the city would receive $5.7 million from the revenue. On Monday, he said Florissant likely would wind up with $6.4 million from utility taxes. Through July, tax collection is $600,000 ahead of projections due to utility rate hikes and higher bills, he said. The city raised the utility tax from 5 percent to 7 percent last year as the council struggled to balance its budget. “I …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Newly elected municipal court judge will earn $50,000 per year.
After a great deal of discussion amongst councilors, the Florissant City Council passed an amended bill that lowers the salary of the municipal judge. As of the Nov. 8 election, the new municipal judge will earn $50,000 per year, which is lowered from the previous salary of $55,000. The salary seemed to be a point of contention amongst councilors as it was postponed during the July 25 council meeting to allow for further discussion. During the July 27 council public work session, the council debated the salary lowering as the original bill stated the salary be lowered to $44,000 per year. However, Ward 5 Councilman Keith Schildroth asked for the salary to be raised to $50,000. The amended bill passed the council unanimously. A new …