Four council members and the mayor were all sworn in at a city council meeting Wednesday. The appointment of a new city clerk was also announced.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Bob Nation will be sworn in as mayor on April 17.
Chesterfield’s Mayor-Elect says the city needs some “healing” after what he described as a hard-fought campaign that focused on his opponents backing of public financing for an outlet mall development. Nation made the comment in an interview by the St. Louis Suburban Journals published this week. Nation will be sworn in as mayor on April 17 and told the publication that his focus will now be on the future. "I recognize this was a hard-fought campaign and I think some healing needs to be done, which I certainly hope can occur sooner rather than later," he said. "I want to emphasize us all working together for Chesterfield's good." Nation also said he would like “roll back tax rates where possible” and added that the city has a lot of …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Greenwood, Hurt and DeGroot capture city council seats in Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Councilman Bob Nation will become the city’s next mayor, defeating fellow councilman Matt Segal in a race that was left wide open after current Mayor Bruce Geiger opted not to seek a second term. Nation's victory comes despite the fact that Segal heavily outspent his opponent. The campaign between the two men heated up as Election Day approached, with Nation going on the offensive. Nation targeted Segal’s ties to the commercial development community and criticized his support of a Community Improvement District (CID) for the future St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall. Segal called the first set of allegations a “smear campaign” and said financial contributions he received from business associated with commercial development did not …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The two candidates have each spent the bulk of their funds on sending out campaign mailings.
As the two men councilman vying to be the next Chesterfield Mayor head into a final day of campaigning, records show Matt Segal has outspent opponent Bob Nation by a margin of nearly 4-to-1. Segal, a Ward 1 councilman since 2009 and vice president at Berkadia, and Nation, a Ward 4 councilman since 2007 and retired airline captain and Army Reserves officer, launched their campaigns after current Mayor Bruce Geiger announced he would not seek a second term. According to campaign finance data filed March 25, Segal’s campaign committee spent $19,329, the bulk of which went toward $10,846 for mailings from Gralich Printing. The rest of the funds went toward PTO sponsorships, campaign signs, doorknockers and graphic design fees. Nation’s …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "It will be sad if the City of Chesterfield votes in favor of a man who was desperate enough to dispatch a mailer filled with lies and 'half-truths.'"
Editor's Note: This letter was submitted on March 29. In today's mail was a piece from Bob Nation which represented a true "mudslinging" covered in lies that most uninformed citizens may actually believe. The proof of Nation's major lie (in which he claims he voted against the CID) is contained in the City Council minutes. Fact: Bob Nation voted "yes" in the first reading (May 7, 2012) and was absent for the second reading of the CID (May 21, 2012). The "first reading" of the CID took place May 7, 2012 and Bob Nation voted in favor of it. The final vote was 7-1 (Councilman Barry Flachsbart voted "No" because he stated the 1 percent tax rate was too high). The "second reading" May 21, 2012 passed unanimously but the minutes note …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Councilman Matt Segal is outpacing his opponent councilman Bob Nation in donations that include funds from a company behind one of the outlet malls being built in Chesterfield Valley.
In the race for Chesterfield’s next mayor, councilman Matt Segal is gaining a significant financial lead on his opponent, fellow councilman Bob Nation. According to campaign finance data filed by the two candidates, Segal has outstripped his opponent by a wide margin with $11,775 in donations, compared to the $2,745 reported by Nation. Segal has also put in $5,000 of his own money, bringing his total to $16,775. The documents were filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission 40 days prior to the April 2 election; they do not include any fundraising the candidates have done since. That information will be detailed in future reports. The two men are vying for spot left vacant by Mayor Bruce Geiger's decision to not seek a second term. Segal …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Two candidates are running to fill the position, which was left vacant following Mayor Bruce Geiger's announcement that he would not seek a second term.
I seek this office in order to better serve and represent the best interests of our residents and businesses. While we live in a wonderful city which provides high levels of service and many forms of recreation, I believe we can do better when it comes to spending the taxpayer’s dollar. I support responsible development, but have been increasingly frustrated at decisions to spend money frivolously. One such example concerns the development of two outlet malls, partially at the taxpayers’ expense. I would also like to increase transparency in our municipal government and seek more constituent input. What do you think the duties of the mayor are? The duties of the Mayor are such that he/she does not vote unless there is a tie vote among …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Today's the deadline for candidates to file, but one of the councilman seeking to be the next mayor is already publishing campaign materials.
Today marks the last date for candidates in the city’s spring elections to file, and the race for the next mayor of Chesterfield is taking shape. As of Jan. 14, councilmen Bob Nation and Matt Segal were set to square off for the spot, which will be vacant after current Mayor Bruce Geiger announced he would not seek re-election for a second term. Segal has already started to release promotional campaign materials, publishing a picture on his Facebook page last week showing a preview of “Segal for Mayor” doorknockers. The yellow-and-white flyer contains a picture of Segal and his family with several bullet points summarizing his campaign. Geiger has already announced his endorsement of Segal and the candidate has picked up nods from former …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Chesterfield's current Mayor Bruce Geiger said he is backing Councilman Matt Segal in his race against fellow Councilman Bob Nation to take over the position after he steps down in the spring.
Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger, who will be stepping down in April, has endorsed a fellow councilman who is running to take over the post. Geiger told Pactch he will be supporting Ward I councilman Matt Segal's bid to be the city's next mayor. Since Geiger's announcement that he would not seek re-election earlier this month, the race has become a contest between Segal and fellow councilman Bob Nation from Ward IV. However, with the deadline to file set for Jan. 15, there's still time for other candidates to register for the April 2 election. As of Dec. 26, Chesterfield City Clerk Judy Naggier reported that there had been no additional fillings. Geiger previously served as councilman for nearly 10 years and was elected as mayor two years…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Two sitting Chesterfield City Council members will compete for the office, which will be up for election in April.
Updated 9:56 a.m. to reflect announcement by Mayor Bruce Geiger that he would not seek re-election. The Chesterfield Mayor's race this spring will involve some inter-council competition after two sitting city council members filed to run for the office this week. Ward I Councilman Matt Segal and Ward IV Councilman Bob Nation are both seeking a four-year term as mayor. The office is currently held by Bruce Geiger, a former councilman whose tenure expries in April following his election to serve a two-year term after former Mayor John Nations stepped down in 2010. By seeking the Mayor's office, Segal and Nation are opening the way for new faces on the Chesterfield City Council. Their seats are each up for re-election, so if they fail in …