Call to sponsor mayoral forum in Crestwood

A forum for the two Crestwood mayoral candidates will take place at 7 p.m. today — March 24 — at the Crestwood Community Center in Whitecliff Park.

Mayor Tom Fagan and former Alderman Roy Robinson are seeking election April 5 to the mayoral post, which carries a three-year term.

Fagan is seeking re-election after winning election in August to fill the remaining six months of the term of former Mayor Jim Robertson, who resigned in January 2004. Robinson unsuccessfully ran in the August mayoral election.

Robinson said he will not participate in a candidate forum that would have been co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Call Newspapers and moderated by the League of Women Voters. Robinson said he will not participate because of statements made by then-Acting Mayor Richard Breeding at a July forum, noting Breeding’s comments drew a rebuke from the League of Women Voters.

The Call will be the sole sponsor of the forum, which will be moderated by Call General Manager Bill Milligan, as the League of Women Voters, the Lindbergh School District and the Call will co-sponsor a forum for Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors candidates that also will take place tonight — March 24.