Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The battle for the newly drawn Missouri House of Representatives 90th District came down to 247 votes.
Voters re-elected incumbent Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) to represent Kirkwood in the newly drawn Missouri House of Representatives 90th District Tuesday. Stream captured 11367 votes to Democratic challenger Deb Lavender's 11120 for a 247 vote (1.1 percent) difference. Candidates can ask for a recount if the difference between votes is 1 percent or less. The nail-biting results didn't surprise Stream's campaign manager Charles Hinderliter. "We were expecting it to be a close race," Hinderliter said. "We predicted a win going into tonight but an uncomfortably close win." This will be Stream's fourth term serving the Kirkwood area. "It's an honor to be re-elected again," said Stream, who on Tuesday night was suffering from laryngitis and had …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Yard signs tell partisan story.
If yard signs are any indicator of who is going to represent Kirkwood in the Missouri House of Representatives come Nov. 6, then the race between Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) and Deb Lavender is going to be a nail-biter. Drive around Kirkwood and it's tough to gauge which candidate has more support among Kirkwood homeowners. If you spot a red and white sign for Stream on one block, chances are Deb Lavender's purple sign is within eyesight and vice-versa. In this picture, two neighbors in the North Taylor Historic District politely agree to disagree when it comes to their political leanings. Profiles of both candidates can be found in our Kirkwood Election Guide. And of course, tune into Kirkwood Patch Tuesday night for updated results of all …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
A letter to the editor from a past member of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
To the Editor: On October 25, police in Belleville arrested a student for bringing a gun on campus of Southwestern Illinois College. Rick Stream voted to allow concealed weapons to be brought on college campuses in the state of Missouri. At the time, I was chair of the board of trustees for St. Louis Community College. When I learned the Missouri House had passed that measure, I called every college president in our state. They collectively lobbied the state senate; the measure was stopped. Stream endorsed Todd Akin. He voted against women having health care choices. He voted against teachers’ tenure, as well as stripping teachers of their seniority. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial pointed out Steve Tilley former speaker of the house …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Kirkwood resident endorses Deb Lavender, the Democratic candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives 90th District.
Patch: Several years ago I became active in local politics to help make Kirkwood indoor public places smoke-free. We sought support from “the powers that be,” but ONLY ONE elected official or candidate would help us: Deb Lavender. She knew that children’s health and saving lives was our priority. Deb walked Kirkwood streets with us, talked to voters, and helped assure business owners they would continue to thrive with a no-smoking law in place. Since that 2009 vote overwhelmingly in favor of a smoke-free Kirkwood, I've learned more about Deb and her sensible positions on state and local issues. Deb also opened my eyes to the sad fact that our state legislators take thousands of dollars in personal gifts from lobbyists. I learned that our …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The public is invited to attend a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters for candidates in the 90th and 91st congressional districts and 1st District for Senate at Oct. 29.
League of Women Voters members are moderating a candidates' forum for those running for representative in the 90th and 91st Districts and the Senate's 1st District at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves. The Webster Groves School District Legislative Advocacy Committee is sponsoring the event. All candidates on the ballot for the 90th and 91st District U.S. Representative and 1st District Senate races 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.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The trivia night event kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Community Center.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Deb Lavender is seeking to represent the Kirkwood, Warson Woods, Glendale, Oakland, Webster Groves and Sunset Hills area for a first term in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Name : Deb Lavender Age : 55 Place of residence : Kirkwood, Mo Attended college : Yes College : Marquette University Degree : Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Physical Therapist/Owner Employers : Des Peres Physical Therapy Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: District 90 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2010 Address 1797 W. Adams Kirkwood MO 63122 Name : Jim Ross Title : Campaign Coordinator Website: lavenderforstaterep.com Facebook : facebook.com/DebLavenderForStateRepresentative YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuZvx-jI0Bk Member Kirkwood Rotary, …
Monday, September 12, 2011
This week, Patch introduces you to Deb Lavender and some of the gardeners working to grow vegetables and community togetherness in a vacant lot in Meacham Park.
They battled extreme heat, cicadas, squirrels and chipmunks, but the volunteers who organized a new community garden in Meacham Park this summer will miss all that come winter. “Now I’m not even looking forward to the winter because we won’t have the garden,” said Michele Collier, a first-time gardener who became the project’s unofficial critter control officer after something devoured her strawberries before she ever got a sweet nibble. “It gave me a hobby. It gave me something to do,” she said. “I’m going to miss it.” The community garden, in a vacant lot next to Collier's house on New York Street, was the brainchild of Deb Lavender, a Kirkwood physical therapist and community activist who thought it would be a great way to bring people …