Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Patch has all the news you need for Election Day 2013.
Voters in Clayton and Richmond Heights go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor in Clayton and a council person in Richmond Heights. Bookmark this page as Patch will be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Here is a rundown of the major races. To learn more about the candidates and the proposition, simply click on the links. To view your sample ballot, visit the Secretary of State website. City of Clayton There are three candidates running for mayor of Clayton. Click on the links below to see profiles for the candidates: City of Richmond Heights There are two candidates seeking Gina Mitten's vacated seat on the Richmond Heights City Council. They are:
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Clayton mayoral candidates spoke reducing costs by sharing services with nearby communities, the school district and private entities.
Should Clayton look more into sharing services with neighboring communities? How about sharing services and their cost with the school district? During a public debate on March 14 at the Clayton High School auditorium, the candidates for mayor of Clayton in the April 2013 election were asked for their view on Clayton's efforts toward consolidating services with nearby communities. In the order they answered the question: Former alderman Harold Sanger said there is no reason why Clayton shouldn't share commonalites with the school district and with surrounding cities. He said it's done it now with the dispatch center. Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger III said Clayton need to be more fiscally sound. He said the first place to look for shared …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The candidates running for mayor of Clayton talked about how students can benefit from interaction with the city government.
How important is it for students to be involved in Clayton's city government? What are ways this could be accomplished? During a public debate on March 14 at the Clayton High School auditorium, the candidates for mayor of Clayton in the April 2013 election were asked for ways they would promote city outreach to the Clayton School District. The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council was used as an example. In the order they answered the question: Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger III began by saying he is a Clayton High School graduate. He suggested students could be involved by involvement in city committees, shadowing aldermen and being part of learning sessions along with staff. Ward 2 Alderwoman Michelle Harris said she still has a student at Clayton…
Friday, March 22, 2013
A list of supporters for Harris' campaign is included in the article.
Documents show that Ward 2 Alderwoman Michelle Harris raised $18,225 through Feb. 21 in her effort to become the next mayor of Clayton. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with St. Louis County. About $5,000 in monetary contributions were received in January and most of February, which is the most recent filing period. The rest of the contributions were made before then. Harris is running against Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger III and former alderman Harold Sanger. Michelle Harris' committee has spent about $18,000 this election, with about half of that spending occurring in January and February. More information about campaign contributions for both opponents is available on Patch. The next round of campaign finance reports …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Clayton's plan to get out of the red depends on cuts and taxes. What do you think?
Clayton has a three-year plan to get the city budget back on track, but the city has to pass a sales tax, and a property tax for an overhaul some of Clayton's streets for it to work. What do you think of the plan? Where should Clayton make cuts to get out of the red? The plan divides the three candidates—Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger III, Ward 2 Alderwoman Michelle Harris and former alderman Harold Sanger—who are vying for the city's spot as mayor in the April 2013 election. They answered the question during a public debate on March 14 at the Clayton High School auditorium. Sanger said the city manager presented the three-year plan three years too late. If the plan doesn't work, it will mean more cuts, which will take away from city …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
No one has filed to fill Gina Mitten's seat in the April special election.
One person came to pick up a candidate packet, but no one filed for the District 3 seat in Richmond Heights Tuesday. Tuesday was the first day of filing for the April 2013 election. Richmond Heights is holding a special election to fill the remainder of Gina Mitten's term. Mitten was elected in November to the 83rd District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. She vacates her seat on the Richmond Heights city council when she takes her place in Jefferson City in January. The newly elected council member would serve a truncated term, Irene Johnson, communications coordinator for Richmond Heights, previously told Patch. "That person would fill the vacancy for three years," Johnson said. Mitten won election to a third term on the …