Ernie Trakas Recall

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Campaign strategy firm primarily funding Trakas recall

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The first campaign-finance report documenting the finances behind the effort to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, shows the effort is mostly bankrolled by a campaign strategy firm based in St. Louis city. The Voices of District 6 political-action committee, or PAC, is gathering more than 14,000 signatures

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Organizers optimistic about effort to recall Oakville councilman

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Organizers of the campaign to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, say their signature drive is going so well that they believe they will collect enough signatures to spur an election on whether to recall the councilman. “This is going to be on the ballot,” said Garrett Webb,

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GOP groups show support for Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support Saturday for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The

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South county residents launch effort to recall Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Six months into the tenure of 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, some of his constituents are launching a petition drive this week to recall him from office. The group filed papers with the state June 9 as a political-action committee called “Voices of District 6.” Recalling the councilman,

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