Election 2018

Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Emails to the governor, a school superintendent, a county executive or a city

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Gregory looks back as 2019 session kicks off

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer about what happened in the last legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory is not surprised but is “honored” that he will be returning to Jefferson City this

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As one of few south county Democrats to win, Beck turns his focus to 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will return to Jefferson City in January after being re-elected as representative for the 92nd District of the Missouri House on Nov. 6. Beck was one of two Democrats

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Murphy says 94th District win is from hard work, meeting voters

Pictured above: Jim Murphy, left, thanks Tesson Ferry Committeewoman Christine Hessel. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the most hotly contested races statewide for the Missouri House ended with Oakville business owner Jim Murphy, a Republican, defeating Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6

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Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, with 56.3 percent of the votes compared to 43.7 percent for Revis. The Nov.

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Grant Mabie will serve as Crestwood’s mayor

Pictured above: Grant Mabie celebrates winning Crestwood mayor at his watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Mabie is the current Ward 3 alderman for Crestwood and will likely be sworn in as mayor before the end of November. Photo courtesy of Grant Mabie.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com There’s no maybe about it — Ward

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‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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