Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie
Apr16

Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie

CITY HALL — With a multitude of accolades, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen said goodbye this week to two departing aldermen, Terry Kennedy of the 18th Ward and Scott Ogilvie of the 24th Ward. “Alderman Ogilvie, you have served this city well. You have changed us through your persuasive comments, and that has all been for the better,” Mayor Lyda Krewson said during the board’s final meeting on April 15. “I am so proud to have known you...

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No surprises in Tuesday’s election
Apr04

No surprises in Tuesday’s election

DOWNTOWN­—As expected, incumbent Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and all 14 Democratic candidates for aldermen easily won in Tuesday’s general election in St. Louis.  Showing once again that St. Louis is basically a one-party town, Reed garnered 15,169 votes to the 3,553 votes of perennial Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. A total of 640 voters wrote in their own choices for the leader of the Board of Aldermen.  In an...

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Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp
Apr04

Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp

Hip-hop artist Cedric Redmon thought getting out and explaining his message might give him a chance of being elected alderman in the Sixth Ward. The 32-year-old Fox Park neighborhood resident learned it wasn’t that easy when he came in third in the March 5 primary, behind incumbent Christine Ingrassia and Debra Carnahan, wife of former Congressman Russ Carnahan. The disappointments he had helped him move toward some bigger goals for...

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Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected
Apr02

Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected

The results are in. As expected, President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed has now officially won a fourth term after defeating Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. And the elected public school board, still effectively powerless, will be getting two new members: Adam Layne and Tracee Miller. A Special Administrative Board created by the state took control of the city schools after the district lost its accreditation in 2007 and...

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Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term
Mar21

Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term

DOWNTOWN—Lewis Reed is at the point when some would think wielding a gavel at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen is just another day at the office. Barring something extraordinary, he’ll soon start his fourth term and his thirteenth year as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in April. But in a phone interview last week, he said he’s as enthusiastic as ever. “For me, it can never become another day at the office because of...

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Group pushes for change for new voting system
Mar21

Group pushes for change for new voting system

In 2017, Lyda Krewson won the Democratic nomination for mayor — and with it, the office of mayor — with 32 percent of the vote. This month Lewis Reed snatched the Democratic nomination for president of the Board of Aldermen with 36 percent of the vote. Now an advocacy group is pushing to change the city’s election law to require that all candidates for St. Louis elected office win more than 50 percent of the vote in a...

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