St. Louis Call Newspapers

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

February 27, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face two challengers in the Democratic primary this August. Page, county Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Ladue businessman Mark Mantovani all filed Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for the county executive’s post. Also filing for the county’s top spot ...

Investigation ‘did not substantiate’ sexual harassment claim against Trakas

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after County Executive Sam Page gives him the pen used to sign an anti-vaping bill championed by Trakas at Hancock High School May 16, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

November 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The law firm conducting an outside investigation into sexual harassment allegations against St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas said that it could not substantiate the accusation. Trakas released a letter to the media from Jan ...

Trakas sexual harassment probe ongoing

Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions Stinson attorney Andrew Scavotto during the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A law firm is still conducting a sexual harassment investigation into St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, but he said he’s confident he will be exonerated. County Counselor Beth Orwick declined to confirm...

Trakas says he’s running again for council; Burns is challenging

Trakas says he’s running again for council; Burns is challenging

November 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just after Rep. Bob Burns announced last week that he is running for the St. Louis County Council representing South County in 2020, incumbent 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas said he’s running again. Trakas, 69, is a Republican fr...

Bob Burns is running for St. Louis County Council in the 6th District, challenging Trakas

Bob Burns is running for St. Louis County Council in the 6th District, challenging Trakas

November 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Rep. Bob Burns announced Tuesday that he is running next year for the St. Louis County Council, challenging current council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas for the 6th District seat representing South County. Burns, 71, is a Democrat from A...

Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said his 6th District legislative assistant, Annette Re...

Trakas stays in office: Judge rules he didn’t violate Charter

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 25, 2018

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas can stay in office and did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for public s...

Trakas can stay on County Council, didn’t violate Charter, judge rules

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 18, 2018

Ernie Trakas talks at a Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for school districts and can s...

Re-elect John Campisi to the County Council

By Mike Anthony, Executive Editor

October 27, 2004

Without hesitation, this newspaper enthusiastically endorses Republican incumbent John Campisi of South County for a second term on the County Council. Mr. Campisi has done an outstanding job of representing residents of the 6th County Council District during the nearly four years he has been in office....

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