Former Republican gubernatorial nominee Dave Spence has dropped out of consideration for a seat on the five-member St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, citing the stringent screening process recently enacted by the County Council.
Spence said in a letter released Tuesday by County Executive Charlie Dooley's office that he has no problem submitting to background checks, but he worries that the council cannot safeguard his business and personal information.
A Florissant pastor nominated to the St. Louis County Police Commission has withdrawn his name from consideration.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rev. Freddy Clark told County Executive Charlie Dooley Friday morning that he is no longer interested. Clark is the founder of the Shalom Church in Florissant.
Reverend Dr. Freddy J Clark, at podium and businessman David R. Spence are filling the spots created by the resignation of Floyd C. Warmann and Gregory Sansone. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley stands in center.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley announced the appointment of Reverend Dr. Freddy J. Clark and businessman David R. Spence to two recently vacated seats on the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners.
Clark’s appointment will fill the vacancy left by Floyd Warmann, who chose to resign in July due to a conflict of business interests, and Spence will fill the slot vacated by subcontractor Gregory Sansone.
Four years ago, Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon was elected by 19 points: a landslide. But this time around, it may not be so easy for him. Some polls show St. Louis businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence within striking distance of the Governor. The race has been personal at times, but it’s primarily been about one overarching issue: jobs.
Dave Spence owns a couple of plastics businesses. One of those businesses is Alpha Packaging.
Missourians have an opportunity to elect a new governor next Tuesday.
Host Don Marsh talks with Dave Spence, the Republican candidate for Governor. Spence is a businessman from St. Louis. He faces Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Nixon and Libertarian candidate Jim Higgins.
At this time, Jay Nixon’s campaign has not made the Governor available for an interview.
Dave Spence went forward with his campaign stop despite losing his big-name keynote speaker: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) was supposed to introduce Spence in Jefferson City and headline fundraisers in St. Louis and Kansas City, but canceled following a deadly shooting in the Milwaukee area. Spence agreed with Walker’s decision and carried on without him.
“He absolutely did the right thing," Spence told the crowd of around 150. "He put people before politics.”
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence has put an additional $500,000 into his campaign to unseat Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
The Missouri Ethics Commission website shows that Spence made the loan earlier this week. He has now given and loaned his campaign a total of $4.5 million.
The latest loan comes after finance reports released Monday showed Spence's campaign with less cash than Nixon's. The incumbent governor reported more than $4.9 million in his campaign account as of the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for Spence.
Host Don Marsh talks with Jim Higgins, a computer systems analyst from Creve Coeur. Higgins is the Libertarian candidate for Missouri Governor. He faces incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican Dave Spence.
Programming Note: Republican Dave Spence will be a guest on “St. Louis on the Air” on Monday, October 29. Governor Jay Nixon has not yet confirmed a date.