Thursday, March 7, 2013
PART 1: Here is what Rockwood School District Board of Education candidates had to say at a forum managed by League of Women Voters' volunteers Tuesday evening. Return to Patch for more in this series of articles.
League of Women Voters' (LWV) volunteers hosted and governed a Rockwood School District Board of Education candidates' forum Tuesday night at Crestview Middle School in Ellisville. All four candidates participated. An estimated crowd of 60 to 70 was present. Voters on April 2 will choose among four candidates to fill two open positions on the board. However, with member Steve Smith's resignation from the board on Monday, a third new board member will be added, according to Rockwood's policies. Rules for Tuesday's forum, as delivered by the League Women Voters' Kathleen Farrell, were that candidates could make a two-minute opening statement, take one-minute turns answering all questions, and would offer a two-minute closing statement. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The candidate forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of St. Louis.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis is inviting the public to a candidate forum for Rockwood School Board candidates from 7 to 8:30 pm Tuesday, March 5 at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Rd., 63011. The Rockwood School District is sponsoring the event. The public will have an opportunity to learn more about the candidates seeking election for the Rockwood School Board by hearing them speak and answer questions in a public forum. The candidates are: Janet Strate, Stephen (Steve) Banton, Loralee Mondl, and Jeffrey R. Morrell.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
County candidates explain their positions, highlight their backgrounds and seek voter support at a candidate forum Thursday.
Not all of the candidates that were invited made it to the Little Theater at Jefferson College Thursday for the candidate forum sponsored by the Jefferson County Growth Association, but those who did talked about their qualifications for the county offices they are seeking and about their tenure as a resident of the county. The general election is Nov. 4. The speeches Thursday were largely free of promises, personal attacks or even strong opinions on any particular controversial issues in Jefferson County. Of the 11 candidates who spoke to the forum attendees, not all of them asked for their vote. In a refreshing change of pace from national political campaigns, there were no personal attacks and no mud-slinging Robert G. Wilkins was the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jefferson College and the Jefferson County Growth Association are hosting a pair of forums to allow voters to hear the candidates' views. The first one is Thursday.
Jefferson College and the Jefferson County Growth Association has scheduled two candidate forums will host a series of upcoming candidate forums for candidates in state and county election contests. The forums will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Arts and Sciences I Little Theater (Room 119 on the Jefferson College campus in Hillsboro. The general election is Nov. 4. Featured at the Sept. 27 forum will be candidates for various county offices, including judge, sheriff, treasurer, assessor, public administrator and county council. The Oct. 2 forum will feature candidates for such statewide offices as U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
On Saturday, Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions hosted its first in a series of three candidate forums. Another forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of St. Louis occurs tonight (March 6).
Three of the four Rockwood School District board of education candidates attended Saturday's candidates' forum hosted by the Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions at The Pointe in Ballwin. William "Bill" Brown of Eureka and both candidates from Chesterfield—Sherri Rogers and Jennifer Kelly—answered questions that came from the approximately 40 attendees. A fifth candidate this year, incumbent Geoff Rigabar, withdrew from the race in January. Former state representative and budget Committee Chair, Allen Icet of Wildwood chaired the forum. Icet is a former director and past president of the Rockwood board. RS for RS co-founder Eileen Tyrrell said questions came from the audience or were submitted prior to the start of the forum. Each …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
All but one of the six candidates said they would favor a tax increase, if necessary, to close what could be a $16 million budget gap.
A predicted multimillion dollar shortfall was on everyone’s mind at a Rockwood Board of Education candidate forum Tuesday night. Though only a handful of the 11 questions asked of the candidates dealt specifically with money, candidates frequently referenced funding in discussions on the district’s gifted program, the voluntary transfer program that allows students from St. Louis City to attend Rockwood schools and more. That’s what voters in attendance were expecting. About 70 people attended the forum at Crestview Middle School, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Laura Bradford, an attendance secretary at Eureka High School, said maintaining a quality education for students that’s fiscally responsible is the most …