If you have watched any television lately, you'll have seen the barrage of ads in the Democratic race for St. Louis County executive -- one of the major races on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. County Executive Charlie Dooley, the incumbent for the past decade, is arguably in the political fight of his life with County Councilman Steve Stenger. While Dooley and Stenger are duking it out, House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are waging a below the radar campaign.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has claimed in recent weeks that he never proposed shutting down county parks in 2011. But now, as the issue begins to heat up again, Dooley is, in his own words, "walking back" from his comments.
Dooley told St. Louis Public Radio that he “never proposed shutting down anything,” adding that “people will be saying things every election cycle about Charlie Dooley. Just because they say it doesn’t make it so.”
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.
Pastor B.T. Rice of New Horizon Christian Church speaks about the St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence, or SIRV. Rice, who is also chairman of police affairs for the St. Louis County branch of the NAACP created the initiative.
The St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence is a new effort for both the city and county to prevent wrongdoing in its tracks by starting at the source – neighborhoods and communities. The grassroots effort is incorporating a partnership of police officers and community leaders to curb wrongdoing by creating a more approachable relationship among youth and families.