Find out what Olivette voters decided about their city council, the Ladue School Board and a countywide parks funding proposal. Check election results here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It had to pass in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County in order to impose the sales tax increase to fund improvements around the Gateway Arch, local parks and regional trails.
Voters in St. Louis County and St. Louis City said yes to a 3/16ths of one-cent sales tax increase designed to fund about $31 million a year in improvements to the Gateway Arch grounds, the regional Great Rivers Greenway trails and greenways, and for city and county parks. The measure had to pass in both the county and the city in order to be implemented. In the city, with 100 percent of the vote counted, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the proposition won with 67 percent of the vote. With 100 percent of the votes counted in the county, the proposition passed easily with a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. The money would go toward: Correction: An earlier version of this article used the incorrect proposition name in the headline…
Each elected official will serve three-year terms.
Olivette voters went to the polls Tuesday to elect a pair of city council members and two members of the Ladue School Board, in addition to a decision on a countywide parks funding proposal. (See related article on the school board election). Results of the School Board Race--two elected Missy Waldman, 728 votes, 48.63 percent Ruth Springer, 718 votes, 47.96 percent write in, 51, 3.41 percent
Monday, April 1, 2013
What races will you be deciding on election day tomorrow? Here's a summary for Olivette residents.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Field of candidates in Frontenac; Ladue School Board. No contested races in Olivette.
There will be no contest for mayor or council members in Ladue in Tuesday's election. Alderwoman Nancy Spewak is uncontested for Mayor of Ladue, replacing the retiring Anthony "Tony" Bommarito. Ladue ward candidates, uncontested are: Art Bond, Ward 1; John R. Fox, Ward II, and Bill Brennan, Ward III. City of Frontenac Mayor Keith Krieg is running for another term unopposed. Ward Races in Frontenac Ward I Kate Hatfield, 49 year old health care consultant versus Michael Morrison and incumbent John T. O'Connell, incumbent, 56 year old business consultant. Ward II Bud Guest, incumbent, 66 year old retired engineer, unopposed. Ward III John Levis, incumbent, 70 year old investment banker against Tom O'Brien, 49 year old small business owner. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch brings you everything you need to know about the April 2 election, from candidates and ballot questions to where to vote.
On Tuesday April 2, voters in Olivette head to the polls to elect a pair of City Council members, two directors on the Ladue School Board and take part in a countywide vote on Parks upgrades. You can read our coverage about each candidate by following the links below Olivette City Council (elect 2) Ladue School Board Proposition P Where Do I Vote: Look up your address on the Secretary of State's website
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Patch will send questionnaires to the candidates running in the April election for two seats on the Ladue Board of Education. What questions should we include?
Five candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Ladue School District Board of Education in the Apri 2 election. As we approach the election, Patch will send each candidate a questionnaire to help empower voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they believe in. And we would like to include all of you in the process. What questions do you have for the candidates? Do you have a question about an issue in a particular school? Or would you like to know the candidates' viewpoints on a more general question for the whole district? Please share your questions in the comments section at the bottom of this article. We'll include as many as we can in our candidate questionnaire. We ask that you please ask questions that are on point…
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.
Friday, February 15, 2013
State Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, wants to move primaries from August to June, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri State Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, wants to move primary elections for state and federal offices from August to June. The City of Olivette is included in Lamping's coverage area. Currently, Congress, the Legislature and many statewide offices hold party primaries on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August of even-numbered years. Lamping said his reason for the proposed change is because a June primary would give candidates more time to communicate with voters before the November general elections, the Post-Dispatch article stated. A Senate committee reportedly held a hearing on the proposal, but not take any action, according to the Post. (Read the complete Post-Dispatch story here.)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Just elected to a four-year term in November, Missouri's State Treasurer is seen by some as a possible candidate for Lieutenant Governor if a vacancy is created.
In what he called a "sincere statement," Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel told Patch Wednesday he would serve a full term in office, despite some speculation he could be a candidate for lieutenant governor. Zweifel, a former state representative from Florissant, spoke to a group of small business owners at Pulaski Bank in Creve Coeur Wednesday. Political watchers will be keeping a close eye on what happens Feb. 9 in Southeast Missouri, as Republicans in the state's Eighth Congressional district decide who to put up in a June special election to fill the seat left empty by Jo Ann Emerson's resignation. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is one of a handful of candidates interested in running for the vacant Eighth Congressional district seat. He's …