Being alderman of the 24th ward is a privilege and an honor. In 2011 I ran for office with a desire to move the area past the personality conflicts of previous representatives and focus on important city-wide reform initiatives while delivering quality public service to constituents.
I’ve tackled important City Hall issues like reducing the size of the Board of Aldermen, improving our ethics rules, and limiting campaign contributions.
I’ve helped bring substantial public works projects to the area, like a $2 million, 2015 project to improve safety and access for all users at the Skinker, Clayton, and I-64 intersection, and a $3 million, 2016 project to rebuild part of McCausland and Ellendale Ave. and extend the River Des Peres bike trail into the ward.
I’ve made sure to help residents understand and help participate in the planning for the St. Louis Zoo’s expansion south to the Forest Park Hospital property.
In 2014 I was an important part of a statewide campaign against the mis-guided statewide Amendment 7 sales tax increase, which was defeated with 75% of local voters in opposition.
In the past four years, crimes rates within the ward have declined while personal incomes have increased. Our area has a great future ahead while maintaining a strong continuity with our history.
While I am in office you will continue to have full time representation at City Hall. I will keep working on our behalf to improve quality of life on issues large and small. I hope to have your support, and your vote on March 3rd and April 7th. Thank you.