Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Lindsay Weinrich's artwork will be on display in the nation's capital for one year.
Eureka High School Senior Lindsey Weinrich will have her art work displayed at the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, D.C this fall after taking first place in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Weinrich’s piece, entitled “Working Man,” emerged on top out of 55 entries from 17 area high schools. It will hang in the capital building for one year and represent Missouri’s 2nd district, which covers St. Louis, St. Charles and Lincoln counties. “Lindsey is an outstanding artist and individual,” said her teacher, Diane Bashirian, in a press release from the Rockwood School District. “Any teacher who knows her would describe her as sweet, responsible, hardworking kind and polite. It’s wonderful for her achievements in the arts to receive …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Republican from St. Louis County represents Missouri's new Second Congressional District.
Ballwin native Ann Wagner took the oath of office in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, as the 113th session of Congress was seated. Wagner, the new representative for Missouri's Second District, succeeds Representative Todd Akin from Wildwood, and along with William "Lacy" Clay in the First District, absorbs the former Third District represented until Thursday by Russ Carnahan. Wagner, the former co-chair of the Republican National Committee and an Ambassador to Luxembourg, defeated Democrat Glenn Koenen in November. Wagner will serve on the House Committee on Financial Services, and was also elected to serve as a member of the GOP Leadership by her fellow Republican freshmen. Soon after being sworn in, Wagner voted to elect John…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Representative-Elect Ann Wagner answered more Patch user questions and talked about the work being done to prepare as she's sworn into office next month
Visitors to 14551 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011 will notice the level of activity there is not up to the level it was just a few weeks ago. In fact, the walls in the campaign office of now Congresswoman-Elect Ann Wagner are now barren, save for the maps she carried around during campaign appearances to explain the boundaries of Missouri's new Second Congressional district. But while the campaign apparatus will wind down as soon as this week, Team Wagner is still plenty busy. As soon as the Ballwin Republican's victory over Democrat Glenn Koenen was assured November 6, another campaign began, this time for a leadership position. She was voted by her freshman colleagues to be their voice with GOP house leaders. Next up was getting a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
PHOTO GALLERY, VIDEO: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted Thursday evening at the new 110th District office in Eureka, which has historic significance. Jones and supporters just finished a 20-city tour this week around Missouri.
Missouri Speaker of House Tim Jones, R-Eureka, opened a new district office at 137B South Central Ave. in Eureka on Thursday evening at the conclusion of a four-day, 20-city tour this week around Missouri. The office is housed in a building erected in 1894 as the first Eureka High School. On the tour, which started Monday, he spoke to voters, community leaders and business owners to obtain their input about prioritizing Missouri's important issues. He said he and his team logged 2,150 miles this week zig-zagging from cities, such as Poplar Bluff to West Plains to Branson and Lockwood. Lockwood is the location of his family's farm. He also conducted numerous media interviews along the route about what he called on Thursday at the new office…
The next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd District, Ann Wagner answered Patch users' questions in a Thursday afternoon interview
The tweet came down Thursday from House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va): "The House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been announced." As negotiations to avert deep automatic spending cuts and tax increases beginning January 1, House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama met at the White House Thursday. Representative-Elect Ann Wagner, meanwhile, is one of 70 incoming freshman in the 113th session, sitting interested, waiting in the wings. The Ballwin Republican sat down with Patch Thursday afternoon in her former campaign headquarters to answer questions about the fiscal cliff, and to answer questions posed by Patch users. Fiscal Cliff Wagner said she's …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Patch is speaking with the former U.S. Ambassador-turned-U.S. Representative-Elect Thursday afternoon.
In a few weeks, Ann Wagner will be sworn in as the next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd district, following her November victory over Democrat Glenn Koenen. Before she goes to Washington, D.C., she's sitting down with Patch Thursday afternoon. We have a good idea of where to start with questions, but we'd like your input. What would you like to know about what she's been doing since election day, or what her plans are once she's seated? What does she think about the looming "Fiscal Cliff" and other matters. Give us your questions in the comment section and we'll try to get them answered.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Oakville Democrat says he "will not quietly disappear into the fog," after loss to Ann Wagner.
The following statement was distributed via email Wednesday morning from the Glenn Koenen campaign for Congress: I want to thank all of you for the help you gave me and support you gave my campaign. You were inspirational and helped keep me committed to the fight. The election result in the 2nd Congressional District did not come out the way that I – and you – wanted. The mostly official tally shows Ann Wagner with 235,607 votes to my 145,257, giving her a 23% margin of victory. The good news is that my cost per vote was about 36¢ to her $12.00. (Alas, the winner in the cost effective category doesn’t get a job in Washington.) Today we need to congratulate Governor Nixon, Senator McCaskill, our new Secretary of State, our returning …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The GOP candidate said District 2 needs some "tough love" and she's ready to deliver.
Republican candidate Ann Wagner of Ballwin became Missouri's Congressional District 2 post Tuesday evening, declaring victory just after 10 p.m. at the Hilton Frontenac. Wagner defeated opponents Glenn Koenen (D-Oakville), Bill Slantz (Libertarian-St. Charles) and Anatol Zorikova (Constitution Party-St. Charles) for the seat held by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. As of 11:40 p.m., unofficial results on the Missouri Secretary of State website report Wagner had a 60.1 percent lead over Koenen's 37.1 percent with 75 percent of precincts reporting. More than a hundred of Wagner's supporters, family and friends made their way to the Ambassadeur Ballroom at the Hilton-Frontenac, trickling in as polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and staying strong…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Oakville resident faces an uphill challenge in his bid to succeed Wildwood resident Rep. Todd Akin in Washington.
On Nov. 6, voters in Missouri's new 2nd Congressional district—which spans parts of St. Louis and St. Charles Counties—will determine the next holder of the Representative seat. While the frontrunner, Republican Ann Wagner is already in the "closing argument" phase of her campaign, Democrat Glenn Koenen is still trying to make first impressions. Koenen, the longtime executive director of the Circle of Concern Food Pantry, admits he doesn't have the name recognition and financial backing that Wagner, a former Ambassador and RNC Co-Chair, does. He also hasn't been helped by the Democratic Party's decision to stay on the sidelines, or the recount following his narrow win in the August primary against Harold Whitfied, which not only cost him …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Public is invited to attend on Oct. 29.
League of Women Voters members are moderating a candidates' forum for those running for U.S. Representative in the 2nd District at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Library Auditorium, 300 Clarkson in Ellisville. All candidates on the ballot for the 2nd District U.S. Representative race have been invited to participate in the forum: Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all men and women citizens of voting age.