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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...

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 will hold town hall on Telegraph Road senior housing Monday

Trakas will hold town hall on Telegraph Road senior housing Monday

June 28, 2019

St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas will host a town hall Monday about proposed a proposed senior-housing complex on Telegraph Road. Trakas is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at The Pavilion at Lemay. Sylvan Springs Associates is hoping to build senior-living apart...

Packed house weighs in on Tower Tee’s future

Pictured above: It was standing room only at 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy’s first in a series of town halls on the fate of the Tower Tee Golf Course. Nearly 100 people packed into a room at the Affton-White Rodgers Community Center on March 20 to voice their concerns and provide feedback on what should or shouldn’t become of the golf course. Audience members included Rep. Doug Beck and 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It was a packed house last week at the Affton-White Rodgers Community Center as residents came out to the first of 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy’s series of town halls on the fate of the Tower Tee Golf Course. Tower Tee ha...

Trakas set to hold second ‘Half-Time’ town hall

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

February 26, 2019

Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the town halls, including the proposed city-county merger. The second of the two ...

Charter Amendment loses votes on recount

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 26, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton G...

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