Missouri News

As one of few south county Democrats to win, Beck turns his focus to 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will return to Jefferson City in January after being re-elected as representative for the 92nd District of the Missouri House on Nov. 6. Beck was one of two Democrats

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Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, with 56.3 percent of the votes compared to 43.7 percent for Revis. The Nov.

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‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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Parson appoints Schmitt to replace Hawley as attorney general

Gov. Mike Parson is appointing state Treasurer Eric Schmitt as Missouri’s next attorney general, to replace Josh Hawley when he moves to the U.S. Senate in January. Parson said in a news release after a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday morning that he is “incredibly proud and pleased” to appoint Schmitt. Hawley will resign

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Gregory hosts ‘Missouri Flood Navigator’ website, convenes panel to examine flooding

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, launched a new online resource this fall to help Missourians living in areas vulnerable to flooding along the Meramec River. Gregory, a Republican who has represented the 96th Missouri

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UPDATED: Election results for South County

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach. It took until nearly midnight, but the final results are in for St. Louis County and the state. Check back all

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Students learn importance of voting

Mehlville School District students cast their ballots in Kids Voting this week, just as adults also head to the polls for Election Day Tuesday. In schools, older students like those at Oakville Elementary (pictured below) imitated real life to serve as ‘poll workers’ and help younger students vote on their favorite things and issues and

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Call Newspapers Election Guide November 2018

CALL NEWSPAPERS ELECTION GUIDE NOVEMBER 2018 As you know, a number of federal, state and local races will be decided in the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. Are you ready? Missourians will elect a U.S. senator and state auditor and will consider a host of state constitutional amendments and ballot measures, and south countians will decide whether to

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