Our endorsements in the March 5 elections
Feb21

Our endorsements in the March 5 elections

On Tuesday, March 5, voters in St. Louis City will have an opportunity to select the candidates who will represent their party in the April general election. Since every member of the Board of Aldermen is a Democrat and that is not likely to change this year, the winner of the March primary election will almost certainly be a member of the next Board of Aldermen. In our democracy people are free to vote (or not vote) for any...

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Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide
Feb19

Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide

WYDOWN SKINKER—The infamous “Delmar Divide” is no new topic to St. Louis residents, and it’s a stark representation of the inequities in St. Louis. Decades of policies at the state and local level have created what feels like a clean break through the center of the city. Last week, three of the candidates running for President of the Board of Aldermen gathered in a studio for a live-streamed event and expressed hopes and aspirations...

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Reed cites record in re-election bid
Feb19

Reed cites record in re-election bid

PATCH — Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed didn’t spend much time talking about issues the day his campaign bus stopped at a Patch neighborhood senior citizens center last week. Instead, he spent his time at the Grace Hill Senior Center in far south St. Louis talking about what happens when people get involved. “You all have the power to move people to a better place,” said Reed, who is running for a forth term in the March 5...

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The SouthSider endorses…
Feb19

The SouthSider endorses…

On Tuesday, March 5, voters in St. Louis City will have an opportunity to select the candidates who will represent their party in the April general election. Since every member of the Board of Aldermen is a Democrat and that is not likely to change this year, the winner of the March primary election will almost certainly be a member of the next Board of Aldermen. In our democracy people are free to vote (or not vote) for any...

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Moore facing 3 challengers in the 4th Ward
Feb17

Moore facing 3 challengers in the 4th Ward

THE VILLE—A longtime alderman, two former committeemen, and a youthful challenger make up the race for alderman in the 4th Ward, which is home to the historic Ville neighborhood. The candidates who filed to run in the March 5 primary are incumbent and longtime alderman Samuel “Sam” Moore, former committeemen Leroy Carter and Edward McFowland, and political consultant Robert Dillard. The holder of the position will receive a salary of...

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One drops out, leaving three candidates in 26th Ward race
Feb17

One drops out, leaving three candidates in 26th Ward race

ACADEMY—The vacated seat of former 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson has three candidates left vying for the position on the Board of Aldermen after one dropped out last month. The three remaining candidates are Leata Price-Land, Shameem Clark Hubbard, and Jake Banton. Justin Idleburg withdrew on January 11, according to the St. Louis Board of Elections. The winner of the March 5 primary election will not face any opposition in the...

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