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…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Three of the four candidates had opportunities to stand out from the crowd.
Three of the four Ferguson-Florissant candidates for the board of education stated their cases to an intimate audience at McCluer High School Thursday night. Incumbents Charles “Chuck” Henson and Leslie Hogshead as well as Ferguson resident Keith Brown answered questions regarding student achievement, security and handling the district’s financial picture. Ferguson resident and candidate Larry Thomas did not attend. The forum, hosted by the McCluer Parent/Teacher/Student organization (PTSO), allowed voters an opportunity to interact with the candidates. While incumbents Henson and Hogshead had board experience to draw upon regarding qualifications and motivation, Brown told the story that he had substituted at McCluer for a few years and …
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.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Hogshead seeks re-election to the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education.
Age: 62 Residence: Ferguson Occupation: Health Care Administrator Education: BA in Psych and Business from SIU-Edwardsville Family: Husband Ken of 42 years and a daughter Erin who is a teacher/missionary in Korea How many years lived in district? I have lived in the district since 1977 and lived in Ferguson since 1982 I have been an active member of the community since 1982. I help start McCluer PTSA, Project Graduation, Walnut Grove and Ferguson Middle Parent Organizations and have been involved in Ferguson as a member of the Park Board, Ferguson Swim Team Parents Organization and currently serve on the Personnel Board. Explain your reasons for running. I would like to be re‐elected to the Board of Education because I truly …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Charles "Chuck" Henson and Leslie Hogshead will have to fight off two other opponents to retain their seats.
Two current Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education members will try to retain their seats against two opponents in the April election. Incumbent board members Charles “Chuck” Henson and Leslie Hogshead face opposition from Ferguson residents Keith Brown and Larry Thomas. In the Hazelwood School District, the board members don’t face any opposition, which means incumbent and current board president, Cheryl Latham, along with board member Karlton Thornton automatically serve another term. The election will take place April 2.