PHOTOS: The Steve Stenger era in St. Louis County

Steve Stenger, left, celebrates his Democratic primary victory Tuesday, along with, from left, Stenger’s wife Allison, their daughter Madeline Jane and Stenger’s legislative assistant Linda Henry. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of federal corruption: theft of honest services, bribery and mail fraud. He resigned April 29 after a federal grand jury’s indictment was unsealed.

Stenger represented unincorporated South County in Clayton for a decade. Here’s a look back at the four years with Stenger at the helm of St. Louis County and his six years representing South County as the 6th District county councilman.

Photos by Gloria Lloyd, Erin Achenbach, Jessica Belle Kramer and Bill Milligan.