Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Incumbents Sam Sciortino and Tom Appelbaum kept their Parkway School Board seats in the April 2 election.
UPDATED 12:50 p.m., Wed., April 3- Voters decided Tuesday that incumbent Parkway School Board members Sam Sciortino and Tom Appelbaum should keep their positions. Voters selected two of the eight candidates running for the open seats in the Parkway School Board election. Board members serve three-year terms. Sciortino received the most votes, with 5,049 votes, or 21.26 percent. Appelbaum garnered 3,596 votes, or 15.14 percent. School board candidate Jenifer Clifton wasn't far behind with 3,338 votes, or 14.05 percent, but there were only two open seats. Patch reached out to both re-elected school board members Tuesday night, but it was after 10 p.m. when election results came in. Patch was able to reach Appelbaum who was watching the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "Don’t let a small, angry group control your public schools. Go to the polls and vote to pass Prop S and support current members of our School Board," says a Chesterfield parent in this recent 'Letter to the Editor.'"
Wednesday, March 27
“Houston, we DON’T have a problem”: There has been an ongoing campaign by a small, perpetually dissatisfied group (Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions or “RS for RS”), who have seized upon the recent Rockwood School District (RSD) state audit report to further their self-important agenda, manipulating facts and fabricating issues while attacking our School Board, seeking removal of our current Superintendent, and campaigning to defeat Prop S. RSD is fiscally responsible: The recent state audit identified possible over-payments totaling $1.2 million for construction projects spanning the last 10 years, and RSD is pursuing this finding. Not to trivialize this (I am a RSD taxpayer), but for perspective, these potential overpayments, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Rockwood School District is sponsoring a Board of Education candidates' forum Tuesday, and it will be moderated by League of Women Voters' representatives.
League of Women Voters of St. Louis representatives will moderate a Rockwood School District Board of Education candidates' forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Rd., in Ellisville. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization whose members encourage informed and active participation in government. Attendees at Tuesday's event will learn more about the candidates seeking election for the Rockwood School Board by hearing them speak and answer questions in a public forum. This election's candidates are: Janet Strate, Stephen (Steve) Banton, Loralee Mondl, and Jeffrey Morrell. See previous candidate-related article: Meet the Four Candidates Running for Rockwood School …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The last day to register for the April 2, 2013, election is March 6.
If you want to vote in the April 2 election, the deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in St. Louis County. Voters must be registered by March 6 to vote in the April election. In order to register, you must: Missourians can register to vote by one of the following methods: St. Louis County residents can also send in a completed voter registration application to: The Board of Election Commissioners, 12 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 126 St. Louis, MO 63143. If mailing your registration, it must be postmarked by March 6. For more information, check out the Board of Election Commissioners website.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Leadership of the upcoming Proposition S—a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot—was announced at Thursday's Rockwood School District Board of Education meeting. First meetings are set.
Rockwood School District resident Rhonda Costa volunteered to head the Proposition S citizens' committee, which will be a group advocating for passage of a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue on April 2 ballots. District representatives indicate the bond issue was designed to support Rockwood students by focusing on safety measures, technology updates and school improvements. Rockwood Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston said district representatives work to inform and educate community residents about the bond issue, voting information, polling sites, absentee balloting, what the projects are and the costs associated with them. The Prop S citizens' committee operates independently from the district; its task is to promote …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind. The increase would be 3/16 of one cent, and would help pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch, among other things, reports the St. Louis Beacon. In a Dec. 13 article, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money collected from the tax increase would be split in the following ways: The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The terms of Tom Appelbaum and Sam Sciortino expire in April, 2013. Filing begins Tuesday for the April election.
The following information was provided by the Parkway School District in a news release. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Two director positions are open on the Parkway Board of Education, each for a three-year term, in the April 2013 election. Candidate filing begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, and continues through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Filing must be done in person at the Parkway Administrative Center, 455 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, Mo 63017. Filing hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the last day of filing, January 15, the hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No filing will take place on December 25 or January 1, as district …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
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Monday, November 5, 2012
With the election only one day away, it's time to fess up: Whether it's Akin, McCaskill, Spence, Nixon or someone else, which political ad will you be happy to see go?
You know the drill. The somber music plays in the background while a deep voice shares a fearful message about a candidate seeking election. Occasionally, a few seconds might be reserved afterward for an inspiring message from that candidate's challenger. These so-called attack ads have grown more prevalent as we've moved closer to the Nov. 6 election. In the U.S. Senate race, an ad from Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) contains a voice that connects Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to President Barack Obama. The voice references McCaskill's support of the Affordable Care Act and her endorsement of the president in 2008. An ad from McCaskill takes a similar approach in connecting her opponent to the 2012 presidential campaign. The ad begins by …