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 …
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 …