Sunday, April 28, 2013
The family of Fenton Mayor Mike Polizzi played a big part in his campaign for the office, which he won in the Apr. 2 city elections. Last Thursday, the family celebrated the victory as Polizzi was installed as Fenton's mayor.
New Fenton Mayor Mike Polizzi and the family that stood with him as he assumed the leadership role in Fenton city government Thursday night. Pictured with Mike Polizzi are (from left) friend Mac Cullen, daughter Amanda Polizzi, daughter Angela Polizzi, wife Donna Polizzi, daughter Anna Polizzi, niece Melina Ulrich and (in front) granddaughter Savannah Polizzi.
Friday, April 26, 2013
On Thursday, Mike Polizzi replaced long-time Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock in the city's top leadership post.
Thursday night, the transition from one Fenton mayor to the next was a simple matter. There were no brass bands or inaugural speeches. There was no elaborate installation ceremony or a procession by a College of Cardinals. When it was time to make the leadership change, Fenton business owner Mike Polizzi merely moved from a chair in the audience to take a seat in the mayor's chair with the other members of the city's Board of Aldermen. He had been sitting with his wife and a granddaughter, Savannah. Longtime Fenton mayor Dennis Hancock (he served six, two-year terms as the leader of the city) reversed the process, taking a seat in the audience with his wife and a granddaughter after vacating the mayor's chair on the aldermanic panel. It …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Paul Seemayer's mayoral bid falls short; Andrew Sobey Jr. wins the Ward 1 aldermanic seat. Aldermen Maurath, Clauss, and Mauller re-elected
Businessman Mike Polizzi won a decisive victory over Fenton alderman and firefighter Paul Seemayer Tuesday in the election to fill the mayor's seat in Fenton. It wasn't close. Polizzi, owner and president of ABF Security, Fenton, handily outpolled Seemayer - 881 to 315. Polizzi grabbed 73.66 percent of the vote, to Seemayer's 23.64 percent. The Polizzi camp was ebullient Tuesday night as it celebrated its win Tuesday night at ABF Security headquarters on Horan Drive. So, what's it all mean? "I think (Fenton voters) wanted a positive step forward instead of being stagnant and I think they think I'm the guy who can get it done," Polizzi said Tuesday night. "It's been a heartwarming experience." Seemayer calmly accepted the decision of the …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Both candidates raised the same amount of money in the race to become Fenton's next mayor.
In the fight to become Fenton's next mayor, campaign committees for Mike Polizzi and Paul Seemayer have raised the same amount of cash from supporters. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with St. Louis County last week and in February. Documents show that both candidates raised $4,600 in donations from contributors. About $1,600 of Seemayer's donations came from a trivia night fundraiser at Joe Clark's Restaurant, which is owned by his brother. In addition to the donations, Polizzi has loaned his committee an extra $3,073. More information about major contributors is included in a table below. But while the campaigns have raised the same amount of money, Polizzi's has far outspent Seemayer's on campaign materials. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Current Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock makes an endorsement in the Apr. 2 mayoral election.
To the Editor: As my time in office comes to an end, a lot of you have asked me who I think is the best candidate to be our next mayor. For me, the choice is an easy one - I'll be voting for Mike Polizzi for mayor. I've known Mike Polizzi for almost 15 years. Mike successfully built his business from the ground up. Having that perspective is critical as we begin the arduous task of redeveloping the Chrysler site. Mike also has a proven record as a community leader. In addition to his eight years serving on the Board of Aldermen, he is past president of the Fenton area Chamber of Commerce. He also spent several years as a member of the St. Louis County Police Reserve. And, under his leadership, the Fenton Community Charitable Association …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Paul Seemayer and Mike Polizzi will head the Fenton election day ballot on Apr. 2
For the first time in 12 years, the City of Fenton will have a new mayor. Two men want the job. Patch asked each candidate to complete a questionnaire in order to explain his candidacy in his own words. Their responses follow, presented in the order they will appear on the Apr. 2 election ballot. First up is Alderman Paul Seemayer: Name, Age, Address: Paul E. Seemayer, 47, 22 Elderwood Court, Fenton. Occupation: Paramedic/Firefighter Education: AAS – Paramedic Technology, BS Fire Service Management (May2013). Family (spouse/children): Wife, Pam; sons Dylan, 17 and Jacob, 15; daughter Lexis, 5 Years lived in the City of Fenton: all my life Please provide a brief summary of your background, highlighting community involvement. Reasons or …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
As the anniversary of the 2008 flood approaches, Fenton mayoral candidate Mike Polizzi recounts how the town came together and proposes a way to address the type of natural disaster.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mike Polizzi is vying to return to public office, this time as mayor of the city.
Mike Polizzi, of Fenton, and his brother, Joe, started a new business in 1978 with $75 in his pocket by knocking on doors, trying to find customers for his new enterprise. His office was in his mother's basement. That was in 1978. Today, Polizzi's company, ABF Security, is a thriving firm at 507 Rudder Road, in Fenton. The company designs, installs, services and monitors both home and commercial alarm systems and employs 57 people. Polizzi, 58, said fresh ideas, innovation and hard work were key factors in making ABF Security successful. Although he has more than $75 available to him these days, Polizzi said it will be new ideas, innovation and hard work that he will bring to the City of Fenton if he is successful in his bid for the mayor'…