Tag: Steve Stenger

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

RELEASE: Mark Mantovani Already Breaks his Own Ethics Platform

Candidate Mark Mantovani unveiled a TV advertisement promoting his ethics plan where he promises not to take campaign contributions from vendors who have contracts with St. Louis County. Mantovani has already broken that promise by accepting thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from County vendors. “Mark Mantovani has not only broken the promise on his own ethics plan, but has already been cited for campaign violations by the Missouri Ethics Commission,” said Campaign Spokesman Ed […]

RELEASE: Stenger TV ads filled with factual errors; Mantovani campaign releases new TV spot focused on real values

St. Louis, MO (March 30, 2018) – County Executive Steve Stenger’s latest television ads are riddled with factual errors, outright lies and over-exaggerations in what is a desperate attempt to mislead the public and attack his opponent Mark Mantovani. The ads illustrate that Stenger is concerned as he becomes the first candidate to go negative in this campaign. “The public is tired of these ‘politics as usual’ kinds of ads and fed up with the […]

RELEASE: County Executive Steve Stenger files for Re-Election

County Executive Steve Stenger officially filed for re-election today for the Democratic primary on Tuesday, August 7th. When the State of Missouri refused to act, Steve Stenger initiated a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for St. Louis County which was the first jurisdiction in the state to adopt a comprehensive database for monitoring the sale of prescription drugs, including opioids that can cause addition and lead to heroin abuse when overprescribed.  “I know this is a […]

Mizzou may provide data research for STL County’s drug monitoring program

County Executive Steve Stenger on Tuesday is recommending that the St. Louis County Council introduce a bill that would allow the county to enter into a contract with the University of Missouri to carry out grant activities related to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation which Stenger is recommending comes from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a […]

RELEASE: Mantovani Campaign Releases First TV Ad in St. Louis County Executive Race

Spot highlights Mantovani’s roots in the region and his plan to move St. Louis County forward St. Louis, MO (February 23, 2018) — Mark Mantovani, Democratic candidate for St. Louis County Executive, is the first campaign out of the blocks in a television advertising campaign for the August 7 primary election. The Mantovani for STL campaign today released “Hometown,” an introductory :60 second TV ad highlighting Mantovani’s roots growing up in Affton, raising his family […]

STL County Council member under investigation regarding possible charter violation

A special prosecutor has been assigned to investigate whether St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas violated the county’s charter by working as an attorney for public school districts. On Wednesday, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar to investigate the issue. The county charter bars any councilman from holding state or local governmental employment. If Lohmar finds that Trakas violated the county charter, Trakas would have to […]

Not enough: Some oppose Stenger’s three percent raise for corrections medicine employees

At the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, some councilmembers along with a few public speakers opposed the county executive’s new plan to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. Communication from County Executive Steve Stenger recommends that the sum of $150,000 be appropriated to support a program for a 3 percent raise for employees assigned to and working in the Corrections Medicine Program of the Division of Health Services in the Department […]

Chief Belmar requests legislation that would help pay for the salaries of domestic abuse detectives

The St. Louis County Police Chief has requested legislation that would accept and appropriate a grant of $261,000 to help pay for the salaries of three domestic violence unit detectives. Police Chief Jon Belmar requested the legislation be brought up that would appropriate a grant in the amount of $261,020.23 awarded by the 2018-19 STOP Violence Against Women (VAWA). The VAWA grant program is administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Belmar stated that […]

Stenger recommends a plan that would give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has recommended the St. Louis County Council appropriate funds from the unappropriated balance of the Health Fund to give county healthcare workers a three percent raise. Communication from Stenger would recommend that the sum of $150,000 be appropriated to support a program for a 3 percent raise for employees assigned to and working in the Corrections Medicine Program of the Division of Health Services in the Department of Public […]