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
Hudson seeks seat of current Senator Tim Green.
Name : Mr. Redditt Hudson Date of birth : 25 October 1964 Place of residence : Florissant Attended college : Yes College : St. Louis University Degree : BA Job titles held : Program Associate Employers : American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senate 13th District Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : none Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : n/a Address 11705 New Halls Ferry Road Florissant, Missouri 63033 Name : Title :
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…
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Several candidates and public officials spoke to members of the African American community about the importance of registering to vote and voting.
Votes count, whether they are cast for higher office or locally for local government or school board seats, particularly for African Americans struggling for representation. That was according to a group of prominent African American and largely Democratic public officials and candidates gathered Saturday afternoon for a combination voter registration drive, rally and panel discussion in Black Jack. “The reason why voting is so important is because people from our community, the black community, in these United States where we live not so long ago couldn’t vote at all,” Redditt Hudson, a Democratic candidate running for the 13th district state senate seat in the Aug. 7 party primary, said. “People had to suffer,” Hudson said. “Your …
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…