Sunday, October 28, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Florissant and St. Louis County.
As we close in on the August primary and look ahead to November’s elections, Florissant Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates. U.S. Senate Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. The fiercely-fought GOP primary will see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) as McCaskill's opponent. The "Tea Party" …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A judge has denied adding Leslie Broadnax back to the ballot to face incumbent St. Louis County Councilman Mike O'Mara.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Several local officials have traveled to Jefferson City in order to file for state representative and senate seats.
Last week, filings for state and St. Louis County offices began, and it’s begun to give a picture of the races shaping up for August. For St. Louis County, 4th District incumbent Councilman Mike O’Mara will face a challenge from attorney Leslie Broadnax. Both filed on Feb. 28. “I enjoy my position as a county councilman. I enjoy working with my community and getting things done,” O’Mara said in an earlier interview with Florissant Patch. “I want to make sure we get our share of resources.” On the state level, four have filed in the District 68 race. District 68 falls under the redistricting, which has happened this year, and is formerly District 75. Incumbent Bert Atkins, Ward 4 Councilman Keith English and Todd Hoffman have all filed as …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The economy and parks are high on his agenda for 2012.
Michael O’Mara (D-Florissant), District 4 was elected the new St. Louis County Council chair in the first council meeting of 2012. He takes the helm from Steve Stenger (D-Affton), the councilman for District 6. Kathleen Burkett (D-Overland), District 2, is now the vice chair. O’Mara is a Florissant native, and has been on the council since 2000. He was the chair, last, in 2007. He was an All-American soccer player before playing professionally in Kansas City and St. Louis. He joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, and is currently an international representative for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters. O’Mara’s priorities for St. Louis County for the year are all about the economy. He said in a …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
County Executive Charlie Dooley said all St. Louis County Parks will remain open.
Less than five minutes into Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting, County Executive Charlie Dooley made the announcement that all 23 St. Louis County Parks slated for closure in 2012 will stay open. “The things that we’ve compromised on is that we’re going to leave all of our parks systems open… we will keep the West County satellite office open as well, and we will keep the plowing in unincorporated St. Louis County,” he said. The county executive emphasized a team effort in not only adjusting the 2012 budget, but also looking ahead for long-term solutions to what he originally predicted to be a $26 million budget deficit. “There may be lingering issues in the future about how large a deficit was or wasn’t, or if it exists. Those don…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The District 4 Councilman, who represents Florissant, will seek fourth term on the council.
As many prepare to focus their attention toward the national election, St. Louis County has geared up for its regional election. Last week, Councilman Michael O’Mara (D-4th District) announced his bid for re-election to the District 4 seat on the St. Louis County Council, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. O’Mara, of Florissant, will seek his fourth term onto the council. “I enjoy my position as a county councilman. I enjoy working with my community and getting things done,” he said in an interview with Florissant Patch. “I want to make sure we get our share of resources.” If elected to office, O’Mara already has ideas of what needs to be done in North County, including maintaining the quality and resources needed for…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The council will consider whether to put a bond issue before voters, and Councilman O'Mara pays homage to Project Heat's On.
Members of the St. Louis County Council showed unanimous support on Tuesday for a resolution supporting construction of a new St. Louis County Family Court Center. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that council members have begun the process of putting a $100 million bond issue on the April ballot to build a new family courts building and to refurbish the St. Louis County Courts Building. Both facilities are located in Clayton. County Council Chairman Steve Stenger (D-South St. Louis County) told the Post-Dispatch that a resolution expressing support for the project is the first step to getting the measure on the ballot. That resolution passed the council Tuesday without opposition. Councilwoman Hazel Erby (D-University City) …
Friday, May 27, 2011
We spoke to two officials about what the redevelopment plans for Jamestown Mall would mean to St. Louis County and residents.
Several municipality and county officials were on hand during the Jamestown Mall Area Redevelopment Plan on Thursday night to take in the research findings as well as laud the plans and possibilities for the area. With adoption of the plans expected to take place by the end of the summer, Florissant Patch spoke with county officials on their expectations of passing as well as what this development would mean to the North County area.