Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The April 2 election is just a week away. Are you prepared? Here's what you need to know about the candidates and propositions you'll see on the ballot.
The April 2 election is just days away. Are you ready? If not, Patch has you covered. Here is a rundown of the major races and proposition in the area. To learn more about the candidates and the proposition, simply click on the links. To view your sample ballot, visit the Secretary of State website. School District of University City There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Board of Education. Click on the links below to see profiles for the following candidates: Proposition U
Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking for information on candidates in the University City board race? Here's what you need to know about Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Tom Peters, Edward McCarthy and Ed Probst.
Patch sent all candidates running for seats on the School District of University City's Board of Education identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. Each school board candidate who returned the survey will be featured on University City Patch this week. There are four candidates running for two open seats. Click on the links below to see profiles for the following candidates:
Chappelle-Nadal, an incumbent, is seeking reelection.
Patch sent all local candidates for office identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Maria Chappelle-Nadal Background Why Run? I am running for the position of school board director because I am committed to the successful outcomes of our students in University City. What prompted my re-election to the school board was the need for rigor in the education of our students, a laser-like focus on the academic standards that ensure literacy, a full accreditation and, most importantly, giving all of our students a chance to be successful in life. I bring a vision and a plan to this position. Questions What do you see as the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
University City state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who also serves on the board for the School District of University City, has filed the bill in Jefferson City.
Parents of school-age children would be required to report their gun ownership to their child's school under a new bill proposed by Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City. Chappelle-Nadal also sits on the Board of Education for the School District of University City. She will hold a news conference today to discuss Senate Bill 124. According to a release from the Senator’s office Senate Bill 124 will make, “failing to prevent illegal firearm possession, it creates the offense of negligent storage of a firearm and it requires a parent or guardian enrolling a child in school to notify the school district or the governing body of a private or charter school that the parent or guardian owns a firearm.” To read the entire text of the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
University City's state senator issues a welcome video on the start of the 2013 Missouri legislative session.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-District 14, released a video message this week as state senators and representatives headed back to Jefferson City to begin the 2013 Missouri General Assembly session. According to a release from Chappelle-Nadal's office, the senator wanted to try something new this legislative session. "Usually we take the opportunity to inform our constituents on state issues via our weekly newsletter," the release read. "However, this session we wanted to give a more personal touch and give you a visual presentation of what happens during session and the interim." To view the video, click here.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The district made some gains and picked up two points in the state's annual performance report.
School District of University City Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt told the district's school board Thursday she was thrilled to announce that following the release of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) annual performance report, University City was a fully accredited district. "We have met 10 of 14 standards," she said. "We are fully accredited outright with no special provisions or considerations. This is huge." DESE requires districts to meet 9 of the 14 standards for accreditation. Board member Rick Salamon pointed out the district was close to meeting the standard in a couple of other categories. Pruitt went over the data with the board, noting that the district made its gains in progress points, …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Process will decide how Republican presidential delegates are dispersed.
After weeks of explanations and prognostications, caucus time is only days away for most Republicans in the St. Louis metro area. In most years, caucuses are simply a mechanism to approve delegates of whoever prevailed in the Republican primary. But due to the Missouri legislature not moving the primary date, the Missouri Republican Party decided to utilize caucuses as the mechanism to allocate delegates. A previous column explained the process. And the Missouri Republican Party put information about the event on its website. St. Louis County is selecting delegates by township, so here's the complete list of locations based off the MRP's web site: As noted several times before, St. Charles County is having its caucus at St. Francis Howell …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Plus, another challenger enters the State Attorney General's race and a U City representative asks for an official state beer.
The wee hours of Thursday morning brought about big chances for state Senate districts in St. Louis County. The tentative document – detailed in coverage from the St. Louis Beacon – means that Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) is now in a district with Sen. Brian Nieves, (R-Washington). And districts represented by Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) and John Lamping (R-Ladue) also saw significant changes. If this sounds familiar, that's because the map had to be redrawn after the original document was declared unconstitutional. More analysis will surely come over the next days and weeks. For now, the map is subject to a 15-day public comment period. News on Statewide Races With the August primaries still on the horizon, a pair of statewide …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's door was one of those tagged.
Just over a year after being shot and on the day that wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in Washington D.C. for her last State of the Union before resigning from her seat, someone in Missouri was making similar threats to lawmakers. The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that someone peppered offices in the Capitol building with rifle cross hair stickers. Several senators, including University City's Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, were targeted. Chappelle-Nadal released a statement on the vandalism. It reads: Tuesday (1-24) at the State Capitol, an act of cowardice was perpetrated against a handful of hard-working state legislators. In the strongest voice possible, I condemn these tactics and the person or persons …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County) has been representing the cities.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City), a Clayton High School graduate, confirmed Wednesday that she will be the new representative for Clayton and Richmond Heights in the Missouri Senate. She will continue to represent University City. Her district has just expanded to include Clayton and Richmond Heights. Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County) has been the representative for the cities since his election last year. The shift is the result of redistricting that happens every 10 years in conjunction with the U.S. Census, a news release from Missouri's Appellate Apportionment Commission states. New maps for both the state Senate and House of Representatives have been submitted to the secretary of state by the commission. "We have …