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Joe Vollmer

Monsignor Vince Bommarito of St. Ambrose Catholic Church on The Hill, Jeremy Bedenbugh, Lead Pastor of The Journey Church in Tower Grove, Alderman Joseph Vollmer, Mayor Lyda Krewson and Alderman Stephen Conway open Kingshighway Bridge May 13, 2017.
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St. Louis Alderman Joe Vollmer is the latest guest on the Politically Speaking podcast. The 10th Ward Democrat talked to St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann about balancing the city’s budget in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and how he’s dealing with it as a small business owner.

Vollmer represents parts of North Hampton, Southwest Garden, Tower Grove South and the Hill. He’s been an alderman since 2003.

Mailers from across the city for the 2019 Board of Aldermen races
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

While the race for the president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has dominated the lead-up to the municipal primary, voters in the city's even-numbered wards will also effectively select their representatives on Tuesday. And depending on the results, policy in the city could shift drastically.