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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...

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

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...

Murphy running again; given freshman honor

Murphy running again; given freshman honor

February 12, 2020

Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, announced that he is running for re-election in the 94th District. ‘It has been a great honor representing the 94th and there is much work left to be done,’ Murphy said in his announcement. “During my first session I… stood up against the city-county merger and fou...

Hoffman is challenging Gregory for Legislature in 2020 rematch

Hoffman is challenging Gregory for Legislature in 2020 rematch

February 11, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri state Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, will again have competition for his legislative seat in 2020, with Democrat Erica Hoffman mounting another challenge in the 96th District. Hoffman formally kicked off her campaign for...

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

Legislators from both parties unveil the ‘Cloria Brown Highway’ Lindbergh sign

November 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The legacy of the late state Rep. Cloria Brown will live on after a stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard from Interstate 55 to Lin Ferry Drive was dubbed the “Cloria Brown Memorial Highway.” A new sign indicating the memorial highway was unv...

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

November 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist from Kirkwood is looking to turn a historically red state Senate district blue in 2020. State Rep. Deb Lavender, a Democrat, announced in May that she is launching a 2020 bid for state Se...

Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right,
discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall
meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint town hall this summer to discuss the highs and lows of this year’s legislative session. Beck represents Affton and Concord Village in Jefferson...

Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018.

May 30, 2019

Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road. Stop by to get an update on legislative issues that were voted on in 20...

Governor signs bill naming Lindbergh ‘Rep. Cloria Brown Memorial Highway’

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

April 10, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill renaming a South County highway after the late Rep. Cloria Brown last month in a ceremony that brought together Brown’s family with dozens of her colleagues in the Missouri House and Senate. Parson held the signing ceremony in his office March 25. The legislation will desi...

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