Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jan. 17 is the last day Maryland Heights residents can file for candidacy in the 2012 municipal election.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 is the final day to file for the 2012 Maryland Heights Municipal Election. The St. Louis County election calendar indicates filing will close at 5 p.m. As of Jan. 13, seven Maryland Heights residents had filed to run for city council spots. Incumbent Ken Gold, John Minton and Steve Leipziger will vie for the Ward 1 council seat. Incumbent Kim Baker and Howard Abrams will both run for the Ward 2 spot. Ward 3’s Chuck Caverly and Ward 4’s Jim Carver—both incumbent city council members—were the only candidates to file to run for their council seats as of Jan. 13. Election day is April 3.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Incumbent Ward 1 City Councilman Ken Gold is set to run for re-election in the 2012 municipal election.
Maryland Heights’ Ward 1 is on track to being the most competitive race in this April’s municipal election. Three candidates have filed to run for the city council spot — including incumbent council member Ken Gold. Gold has served on the City Council for the last 15 years, he said, and has chaired the city’s Finance Committee for the last nine. He said balancing the city’s budget is always getting more difficult, but his finance experience could be an asset to the city. He said the city has had a one-year operating fund in reserves under his finance committee chairmanship. Only a few municipalities in the area have that situation right now, Gold said. If elected for another term, Gold said he hopes to continue working on residential and …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Dawn Valley Association trustee Steve Leipziger is set to run for the position in the upcoming municipal election in April.
A third candidate filed to run for the Ward 1 spot on the Maryland Heights City Council in the 2012 municipal election. Steve Leipziger, who currently serves as a trustee of the Dawn Valley Association, will run against incumbent Ken Gold and political newcomer John Minton in this year’s April election. Leipziger said he’s lived in Maryland Heights for three years. He grew up around the area, having graduated from Parkway North High School. He went on to study sociology at Butler University. The Dawn Valley Association is composed of 82 households, Leipziger said. He said he got a feel for speaking in front of residents at annual association meetings and figured he would try to broaden his horizons by running for city council. Leipziger's …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Maryland Height resident is seeking the Ward 1 seat now held by Ken Gold.
There will be two candidates vying for the Ward 1 seat in Maryland Heights City Council this election season. Ken Gold filed to run back in December, and John Minton filed on Jan. 11. Minton told Maryland Heights Patch that he’s lived in the city for 45 years and owned an auto repair shop and used car lot in the city from 1980 to 1998. Don’t expect to see any campaign signs for Minton; he called them an "eye sore." And Minton said he will not accept any campaign contributions because he’s "running to be running." He does plan to launch a website for his campaign. A man with a past Minton is not shy about his past, including three arrests: once for assault and twice for unlawful use of a weapon. He was never convicted, he said. A search on …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Neighborhoods were annexed on to the city in the early 2000s, leaving Maryland Heights city wards uneven.
The Maryland Heights City Council is having a workshop session on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to discuss redistricting the city’s wards. Councilman Ed Dirck, Ward 2, said there is a substantially larger population in Ward 1 because the city annexed a major subdivision and two major condo complexes in the early 2000s. According to Missouri law, the city has to make sure the total population of Maryland Heights (2010 Census) is as equally distributed amongst the wards as possible. Dirck said the new ward map is due Oct. 1, before the St. Louis County elections. Though redistricting may make counting votes easier, Dirck said the wards are not being redrawn for political reasons. “You don’t want to see gerrymandering of anything. The whole idea is to …