On August 18th, CHEJ worked with Just Moms STL and Missouri Coalition for the Environment to orchestrate the West Lake Candidate Forum, where state and local election hopefuls came out to respond to our questions about the steps they will take in office to resolve the issues from West Lake Landfill. The candidates can be seen in the following order:

Mary Nichols – State Rep District 72, Democrat

Keith English – State Rep District 68, Independent

Mark Matthiesen – State Rep District 70, Republican

Vicki Englund – State Rep District 94, Democrat

Kenny Biermann – State Rep District 65, Democrat

Dan Hyatt – State Rep District 72, Republican

Richard Orr – State Senator District 23, Democrat

Byron DeLear – State Rep District 70, Democrat

Steven Bailey – U.S. House of Representatives District 1, Republican

Bill Otto – U.S. House of Representatives District 2, Democrat

Sam Page – County Council District 2, Democrat

Mary Poelker – County Council District 2, Republican

with testimonies from two community members, Meagan and Izzy. The mic was constantly in the hands of Just Moms co-founder Karen Nickel and the ceremony was MC’d by STLCC Professor LaRhonda. For more info about the event, read our blog post about it’s strengths and successes.

Candidates Responding To Questions Posed By Just Moms

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