Monday, March 25, 2013
Moylan is seeking Gina Mitten's vacated seat on the Richmond Heights City Council.
Patch sent all local candidates for office identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Megan Moylan, 37 Background I have past work experience in human resources, social services and teaching. I worked for the State of Missouri where I helped elderly and disabled people with benefits. I plan to return to teaching in the near future. Through my experiences, I have met many different people. I am very adept at helping people solve problems under a variety of circumstances. I know these skills will serve my constituents well on the city council. While home with my children, I have looked for opportunities to get involved in my…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Voters will have two on the ballot in April for Richmond Heights' 3rd District council seat.
Two residents of Richmond Heights' 3rd District have filed to run for the council seat left by Gina Mitten, when she was elected to represent the 83rd District in the Missouri House. Megan Moylan, 37, was the first to file, so her name will appear first on the ballot in April. She told Patch she holds a teaching degree and plans on using it when her children, ages 7, 5 and 2 are grown. I have been a Richmond Heights resident since 2005, which includes moving four blocks when our family outgrew our last house - all within District 3. When we made the decision to stay in the neighborhood, it reflected a commitment to Richmond Heights, our neighbors, and our public schools. As a mother of three children, I have been involved with the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
"Whoever fills her shoes is going to have a big pair of shoes to fill," District 2 Councilman Michael Jones said.
Gina Mitten attended her last Richmond Heights City Council meeting as an elected councilwoman on Monday. Mitten, who has been a Richmond Heights council member for eight years, was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November. The 83rd District seat was uncontested in November after Mitten defeated fellow Democratic candidate James Trout during the August primary. During the meeting on Monday, Mitten was recognized at the podium by Mayor James Beck with a proclamation and plaque. Mitten fulfilled "her duties with a blend of professionalism, dedicated service, leadership and sensitivity to residents' needs," said Beck as he read from the proclamation. "She showed firm commitment to improve the quality of life for 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 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Menards has two more weeks to secure land for the Hadley Township project.
The development of the Hadley Township Redevelopment Area was an issue at last night’s Richmond Height’s City Council meeting. The council voted unanimously to extend the time to Dec. 4 for Menards, a Midwestern chain of home improvement stores, to sign and fund a preliminary funding agreement for the southern portion of Hadley Township. The agreement states that the developer will pay the city to cover the cost of consultants to review all the project documentation involved in the Menards' project, said RH City Manager Amy Hamilton in an interview after the meeting. The deadline was extended because Menards hasn’t secured all of the property it needs to develop on the township. Hamilton said Menards has 98 out of the 100 needed parcels …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
District 3 Councilwoman Gina Mitten won Tuesday's primary for 83rd District state representative.
A special election is not planned this year in Richmond Heights after District 3 Councilwoman Gina Mitten's victory in the Tuesday primary, a city official said. Mitten is expected to become the 83rd District state representative for Missouri beginning in January. She won Tuesday's primary against fellow Democrat James Trout and will run unopposed in the Nov. 6 election. Mitten can continue serving on the council until she takes office in Jefferson City, said Irene Johnson, communications coordinator for Richmond Heights. Her seat will then likely remain empty until April, at which time a new council representative will be chosen by voters in a special election. "That person would fill the vacancy for three years," Johnson said. In April, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Mitten celebrated with her supporters at Las Palmas in Maplewood on Tuesday evening. The 83rd District includes all or parts of Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Rock Hill, Webster Groves and south St. Louis.
Gina Mitten won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, and is on her way to becoming state representative in the 83rd District. Mitten, who defeated fellow Democrat James Trout, is all but guaranteed a seat in the Missouri General Assembly following the general election in November. No Republican has filed to run in the district. Mitten tallied 1,692 votes to Trout's 977, according to the unofficial results posted on St. Louis County's website. Mitten, 48, celebrated with family and friends at an election-night watch party at Las Palmas in Maplewood. "The voters understand and recognize that running a positive, ethical, clean, legal campaign is what they really want and expect from their leaders," Mitten said. "My thoughts on representing (my …
People used social media Tuesday to encourage voters in Clayton and Richmond Heights to head to the polls. They also voiced support for candidates.
St. Louis residents on Tuesday logged onto Twitter and Facebook to encourage voters in Clayton, Richmond Heights and beyond to head to the polls. Here's what some of them had to say.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The two Democratic candidates are facing off in an election to represent the 83rd district, which includes Maplewood, Brentwood and Richmond Heights.
As of June 30, the committee backing Gina Mitten for 83rd District state representative had more than four times the cash on hand as that backing competitor Jim Trout. That's according to reports filed this month with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The 83rd District includes Maplewood, most of Brentwood and the parts of Richmond Heights generally south of Highway 40. Gina Mitten for State Representative had nearly $18,000 on hand, as compared to the roughly $4,100 held by the group Vote Trout. Other highlights from the reports:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Some Richmond Heights residents have expressed frustration over the noise caused by the hospital's air-conditioning units. The official originally said installation would happen over the winter.
Quieter fans are expected to be installed for SSM St. Mary's Health Center air-conditioning (AC) units by the end of May, an official said Thursday. Don Wojtkowski, the hospital's executive director of design, construction and facilities, said the facility did "quite a bit of work" over the winter to address Yale Avenue residents' concerns about noise coming from the units. Installation of the new fans is expected to begin in about a week. The noise has been an issue since Kevin Baum and his family moved into their Yale Avenue home three years ago. The fans have started up again this year thanks to the warm temperatures. "We've all been kind of going, 'Does this sound any different?'" Baum said. That's because Wojtkowski told he and his …