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Trakas: Stenger corruption case proves representative democracy still works

Featured Image: Ernie Trakas (center), R-6th District, laughs with Tim Fitch, R-3rd District, during a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council chambers in Clayton. Trakas was unanimously...

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St. Louis County Council President says he doesn’t plan to introduce Loop Trolley bailout legislation

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — St. Louis County Council President Ernie Trakas confirmed to 5 On Your Side Monday that he does not plan to introduce legislation that would bail out the Loop Trolley...

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Politically Speaking: St. Louis County Councilman Trakas On The Council’s Growing Divide

St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. The south St. Louis County Republican joined St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the split between the council’s...

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County Council launches ethics probe of Economic Development Partnership, Port Authority

A St. Louis County Council committee on Thursday launched a probe of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and St. Louis County Port Authority that will examine the agencies’ procurement policies and real estate...

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Ernie Trakas elected presiding officer of St. Louis County Council

Featured Images: District six councilman Ernie Trakas takes a moment during a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the St. Louis County Council chambers in Clayton. Trakas was unanimously...

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Vote St Louis – Ernie Trakas can continue on St. Louis County Council, judge rules

CLAYTON • St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas did not violate the county charter by performing contract legal work for outstate school districts, and does not have to vacate his seat, a judge ruled...

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Vote St Louis – New year, new ballgame in St. Louis County Council chambers

Mike O’Mara’s tenure as a St. Louis County Council member was in its final moments Tuesday when 7th District Councilman Mark Harder of west St. Louis County asked the chair — O’Mara — for...

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Vote St Louis – November 02, 2016 Newspaper endorses Trakas for 6th District County Council seat

Two strong candidates are seeking election to the 6th District County Council seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election.Oakville attorney Ernie Trakas, a Republican political newcomer, and former Rep. Pat Yaeger, D-Lemay, hope to...

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Vote St Louis – November 02, 2016 Voters here could chart course of county government for years

The showdown next week between Ernie Trakas and Patricia "Pat" Yaeger for the 6th District County Council seat, or the "mayor of south county," could chart the course of county government for years.If Oakville...

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