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Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns will challenge 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will serve as the unofficial “mayor of South County.” Trakas, R-Oakville, was elected in 2016 in the 6th District, which represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Co...

Call makes endorsements for County Council, Senate races in the Aug. 4 primaries

Call makes endorsements for County Council, Senate races in the Aug. 4 primaries

July 22, 2020

Missouri Senate, 1st District Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, is unopposed in the Democratic primary for the seat currently held by Sen. Scott Sifton, also a Democrat from Affton. In the Republican primary, police officer Mitchell Kohlberg of Affton is facing off against David Lenihan, an Oakville CEO...

Candidates in County Council Democratic primary say what they’ll do for South County

From left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, Alex Lange and Venki Palamand.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2020

Three candidates will face off in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, to run in November for the 6th District seat representing South County on the St. Louis County Council. The winner of the primary will face current 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, a Republican, in November. In the August race, ...

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 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...

In its 20th year, JB Blast is now under new leadership in Trakas

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas gives opening remarks at the 20th JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park July 3. This year,  Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 20th edition of the JB Blast in Jefferson Barracks Park, South County’s annual fireworks display, went off without a hitch July 3. Any other year, that wouldn’t be news. But this year, the man who headlined the event for a decade, f...

Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after being named presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton, after former 5th District Councilman Sam Page's ascent to county executive and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby leaving to work for Page left the council without a chair or vice chair. Trakas will oversee council meetings until January 2020, when a new chair and vice chair will be named. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Under the continuing fallout from the downfall of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, Republicans gained the majority on the County Council for the first time in 13 years. And last week, the council unanimously elected 6th ...

Republicans split on candidate for election to fill Stenger’s seat

Lemay Chamber Awards - In this Call file photo from 2012, representatives of the Lemay Chamber of Commerce, including, from left, then-St. Louis County Children's Service Fund Director Julie Leicht, Tesson Ferry Committeman John Judd, then-6th District Councilman and current County Executive Steve Stenger, and Rep. Cloria Brown, R-Lemay, present an award to Lemay resident Tom Dittrich Jr.

January 20, 2015

Originally Published: 1/20/2015 By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Web-exclusive update: Republicans tap Pousosa for election to fill Stenger's seat It took two tries, but South County Republican officials tapped Green Park Ward 1 Alderman Tony Pousosa Wednesday night, Jan. 21, to ru...

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