Tag: elections

Ryan Horsman announces campaign for Division 2 circuit judge

Chillicothe, Mo. – Local Attorney Ryan Horsman has announced his campaign to run for Division 2 Circuit Judge in Missouri’s 43rd Judicial Circuit Court, which is comprised of Livingston, Daviess, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb Counties. Horsman, a lifelong resident of northern Missouri, earned his B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. Upon graduating from Mizzou, Horsman attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, earning his Juris Doctor in […]

Senate District 17 election could truly be a ‘special’ election

Three House reps vying for bids in one of the last purple strongholds JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to fill the seat left vacant by now-Commissioner Ryan Silvey has officially begun, and though the committees will not choose their nominees until April, the names of potential candidates are already being thrown around. Gov. Eric Greitens on Friday set the date of the special election to fill the Senate District 17 to take place on […]

Wagner dominant in raising campaign contributions

As the 2nd Congressional Race heats up, incumbent Rep. Ann Wagner has financial steam with over $3 million on hand. Wagner’s office which represents the 2nd District, is located right outside of St. Louis city and includes parts of Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties, announced that the congresswoman has raised $2,011,652.06 for the election cycle thus far. In addition to the election cycle money raised, Wagner also has $3,237,011.16 cash on hand. The […]

STL County Council approves election improvement bill

Legislation that would update St. Louis County’s election process was easily passed at the County Council meeting on Tuesday. The bill which is sponsored by Councilman Sam Page, would allow St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of $170,000 to make improvements on to the county’s election process. The legislation hopes to improve the way the county handles elections by hiring temporary personnel for specified projects, purchase of equipment and supplies for polling […]

Former STL County Police Chief officially kicks off his run for County Council

Former St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch on Wednesday officially announced that he would be running for the 3rd District St. Louis County Council position. Speaking to a crowd at Twisted Tree restaurant on Watson Road, Fitch, 56, explained that he wouldn’t be seeking campaign contributions and that he and his wife would be funding the campaign themselves. According to Fitch, he wants voters to know that he is completely independent and not reliant to […]

Change in the STL County Council starting time? Could be heard at council’s weekly meeting

The next St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday will focus on perfecting previous bills such as changing the meeting’s start time along with improving the county’s election process and FDA food code regulations. Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder last week re-introduced the bill and hopes it will receive support from his […]

Updates to FDA regulations, and voting methods heard at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council was busy on Tuesday night hearing about new legislation regarding upgrades to the county’s FDA food model regulations, voting procedure and a proposed time change for the weekly meeting’s starting time. One piece of legislation introduced by Councilman Sam Page, would accept and appropriate a grant for $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for completion of a New Food Code Implementation Project to efficiently manage the environmental […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

By Rachael Herndon Dunn JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]