Fred Wessels

Special Election
9:39 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Murphy Wins 13th Ward Race To Replace Wessels

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Update:   

Democrat Beth Murphy won Tuesday's special election by a relatively large margin, as least by percentage standards. Murphy ended up with 79 percent of the vote compared to Republican Conan Prendergast's 20 percent.

The total number of ballots cast yesterday? 442.

Original story:

Voters in St. Louis' 13th Ward will have a chance to pick their next alderman in Tuesday's special election.

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Board of Aldermen
1:29 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Murphy May Have Inside Track For Soon-To-Be-Vacant 13th Ward Seat

Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

As St. Louis Alderman Fred Wessels prepares to leave his post to lead the city’s Community Development Association, a long-time committeewoman is primed to take his aldermanic seat. 

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On the Trail
5:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding

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When a Board of Aldermen committee made changes to St. Louis' community development block grant recommendations, it showed the city's legislative branch asserting itself against a power shift to the executive.

But not everybody was happy -- including the agency that gave the city the funds in the first place.

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Economy
5:00 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

St. Louis Aldermen Push City-County Economic Partnership Bill Forward

St. Louis City Hall.
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A new economic development agreement between St. Louis City and County is a step closer to reality.

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen moved a bill forward Thursday that would create a long-talked about partnership.

The bill’s sponsor, Alderman Fred Wessels of the 13th Ward, says it will create entity to serve businesses that want to move into the region.

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Parking meter lawsuit
4:15 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

City treasurer candidate sues incumbent over no-bid contracts

Ald. Fred Wessels, a candidate for city treasurer, has sued incumbent Larry Williams over an allegedly illegal contract to manage parking meters in St. Louis.
(photo courtesy of Fred Wessels)

Calling him a "rogue public official who needs to be reined in by the courts," south St. Louis city alderman Fred Wessels has filed suit against treasurer Larry Williams, accusing him of illegally implementing a contract to manage the city's 10,000 parking meters.

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