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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, ...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

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 ...

Newcomer Gabriel Jones launches bid for Burns’ 93rd District seat

Newcomer Gabriel Jones launches bid for Burns’ 93rd District seat

February 13, 2020

Affton resident Gabriel Jones, 31, a Republican communications professional and basketball official, has announced a bid for state representative in the 93rd District, the seat currently held by the term-limited Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton. “We need honest, fair, prudent, and visionary public servant...

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking potential buyouts for 17 homes in the Lema...

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...

Mehlville MyPath customizes learning so students can design what to study

Pictured above: The Mehlville MyPath students who presented March 8 pose with administrators and representatives. Front row, from left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, Jasper Hong, Sarah Buck and Mehlville MyPath teacher Jennifer Sikich. Back Row, from left to right: Mehlville High School Assistant Principal Andrew Ross, Vincent Troskey, Edi Maumutovic, Kyle Flowers, Emma Davis and Superintendent Chris Gaines. 

May 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville High School students participating in the Mehlville School District’s MyPath personalized learning program praised its role in helping them make career and college choices while giving an overview of their work this semester. T...

Affton resident laments high taxes, asks voters to elect a Republican

Letters to the editor

October 26, 2018

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: Affton residents, homeowners, businesses and car owners now pay the highest taxes in Missouri. Your taxes on a $200,000 home and $20,000 car are approximately $1,000 higher than the same valued home or car in Sunset Hills or Crestwood or Mehlville. Owning two cars...

Legislators from south county take opposing views on taxes, budget

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 20, 2018

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club this summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 2018 session of the Missouri Legislature officially ended last week with a joint veto and special session, wrapping up a year t...

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