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February 26, 2013 Board of Aldermen, Featured, Politics/Policy 5 Comments

Last Wednesday evening ten candidates took time from their busy campaign schedules to appear at Trailnet’s Amazing Candidate Race:

Trailnet and the Livable St. Louis Network are proud to present the first St. Louis candidate forum focused on livability issues of land use and transportation. Come join candidates from the 5th, 6th, and 15th wards and the mayoral candidates for a lively discussion on the future of St. Louis.

How much do the candidates really know about multimodal transportation and sustainable development? Do they have special skills that distinguish them from other candidates? You’ll find out these answers and more at The Amazing Candidate Race! Civic participation has never been so fun.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 7:00-8:30pm

Where: Contemporary Art Museum

Invited Candidates in ballot order: Francis Slay, Jimmie Matthews, Lewis Reed (Mayoral); Michelle Hutchings-Medina, Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward); Christine Ingrassia, Damon Jones, Michelle Witthaus (6th Ward); Jennifer Florida, Lisa Miller (15th Ward)

So all candidates from most contested primary races were invited to attend. That’s great, a chance for voters to hear from the candidates so we can make an informed decision a week from today. Except those of us in the 5th ward haven’t had a chance to hear from both of the candidates seeking to represent us for the next four years.

ABOVE: Left to right: Lisa Miller (15), Jennifer Florida (15), seat for Tammika Hubbard (5), Michelle Hutchings-Medina (5), Christine Ingrassia (6), Damon Jones (6), Michelle Witthaus (6), Lewis Reed (mayoral), Francis Slay (mayoral), Jimmie Mathews (mayoral), Jean Ponzi (moderator)

Perhaps Ald Hubbard is confused, thinking she’s a ghost employee. Hubbard was a no-show for the 3-way candidate forum in December 2011 when we had to select someone to finish the term of April Ford-Griffin. The Board of Aldermen is no place for someone unwilling to face her challenger(s) in public and respond to questions from voters.  If you live in the 5th ward please vote for Michelle Hutchings-Medina March 5th.  If you have friends in the 5th ward please encourage them to vote for Hutchings-Medina.

ABOVE: Current 5th ward map, click image to view larger PDF.
ABOVE: Current 5th ward map, click image to view larger PDF.

I detailed Hubbard’s fictional accomplishments here but this race is too important to the entire city to ignore.

— Steve Patterson


Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. JZ71 says:

    Agree that candidates should be accessible and visible, but what really struck me about this post is the map – the boundary line is twice as long as it should be to define a compact, contiguous ward – can you say gerrymandered?!

  2. GMichaud says:

    Maybe the grotesque gerrymandering is why she doesn’t need to show up. Hey this is America, everything is for sale, including elections. It is not better ideas that win elections, but who you bribe.
    Is there any reporting anywhere of what happened at this conference? I didn’t know it was happening, I’m glad it did, it begins to fill a much needed niche (after all we live our lives in the environment everyday). Certainly the Post-Dispatch nor other major media covered the event, (too much trouble, budgets and all), but any blogs cover the event or is there any info about responses to questions?

  3. The Real Truth says:

    Tammika Hubbard has sent out a mailer that contains a lie saying that , Mrs. Rose Green is supporting her and her campaign -UNTRUE- Mrs. Rose Green does not and will never support this proven Liar!!!


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