The will elect a new alderman in a special election on October 7th to fill the open seat Jennifer Florida resigned from in August to become Recorder of Deeds. I enthusiastically endorse in this election and urge residents of the 15th ward to vote for her on October 7th.
Rhonda currently works at , where I’ve seen her work with both St. Louis City and St. Louis County government up close over the last several years. Rhonda was instrumental in a major policy change in St. Louis County in January, when the County Council passed a ‘Complete Streets’ ordinance. She’s also already actively playing a role in improving St. Louis City’s approach to cyclist and pedestrian safety, and has existing relationships with several city departments.
Rhonda is smart, involved, highly motivated, experienced, and will hit the ground running when elected. She’s exactly the type of person we need in local government: progressive, practical, hard working, focused on results, and full of integrity.
Many people have asked me for advice about running for office in the last several years, but Rhonda is easily among the most capable. I have no doubt she’d do a great job as alderman. Don’t miss the election on Tuesday, October 7th.