6th District County Council

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

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 from Oakville who had not yet officially announced that he is

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

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. 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

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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.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 20th edition of the

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Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

Pictured above: 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

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