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Buzz Westfall Hospitalized

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall has been hospitalized for about a week with a serious infection.

A county spokesman says Westfall was admitted to Christian Northeast Hospital with a chronic back problem, but developed a serious infection.

Council Chairman Greg Quinn is filling briefly as County Executive, but the County charter says the Council must elect a temporary replacement who is the same party. Westfall is a Democrat. Quinn is a Republican.

The council will next meet Tuesday night.

Westfall is serving his fourth term as County Executive. He was first elected in 1990.

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