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Jake Zimmerman will challenge Sam Page for county executive in 2020

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

October 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Jake Zimmerman, who has served as St. Louis County’s assessor for eight years, is launching a campaign for St. Louis County executive, challenging County Executive Sam Page. Zimmerman and Page are both Democrats and would face off in the August...

County executive? Checkmate

County Executive Sam Page, above, joined the fun last week when he stopped by ‘Cops Helping Enhance Student Skills’ at The Pavilion at Lemay. C.H.E.S.S. is a way for officers to work with students over the game. Students learned chess from officers in the Police Athletic League during July classes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 8, 2019

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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.

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...

Page promises accountability, transparency, cleaning house

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com On his first day in office, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page promised to clean up county government. And yes, he knows you’ve heard that promise before. Former County Executive Steve Stenger made nearly identical promises before and ...

Stenger balks at legal bills from County Council’s outside lawyer

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The outside attorney for the St. Louis County Council wants taxpayers to fund legal bills for its lawsuits, but County Executive Steve Stenger is refusing to pay. The council last month overrode Stenger’s veto of a bill mandating that taxpayers pa...

Berry’s petition contesting county executive election denied by Jefferson City judge

Stenger faced Republican Paul Berry III in the November 2018 general election.

November 30, 2018

Republican county executive candidate Paul Berry III filed petitions contesting the results of the St. Louis County election Nov. 6, but a Jefferson City judge denied the claims the same day. Berry, a bail bondsman and Republican from Maryland Heights, lost to County Executive Steve Stenger, a Democ...

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

November 2, 2018

Editorial by the Call The Call makes the following endorsements for the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. You can also read the Call's endorsements for state legislative races and Crestwood mayor and Missouri constitutional amendments and propositions.  U.S. Senate The race at the top of the Nov. 6 ba...

Read all the Call’s candidate questionnaires for the Nov. 6 election

Read all the Call’s candidate questionnaires for the Nov. 6 election

November 1, 2018

The Call’s candidate questionnaires offer the most complete glimpse you’ll find of candidates’ views leading up to an election. View a complete collection of the Call Candidate Questionnaires for the Nov. 6 election here: Crestwood Mayor Neil Brown vs. Christopher Court vs. Grant Mabie St. Louis County Council, 3rd District Tim Fitch (R) vs. Paul Ward (D) County Executive Paul Berry III (R) vs...

Stenger, Berry vie to be county executive

Stenger faced Republican Paul Berry III in the November 2018 general election.

October 24, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  This is the second of two parts of a series of questionnaires on the St. Louis County executive candidates. To see the first in the series with Libertarian Nick Kasoff and Constitutionalist Andrew Ostrowski, click here. Incumbent S...

‘Longest ballot in history’ awaits voters; early voting sites expand

'Longest ballot in history' awaits voters; early voting sites expand

October 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will have to contend with the longest ballot in memory, with more than 50 issues and candidates to consider. Election officials are urging voters to show up early at one of three satellite voting centers opening...

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