Keith English for State Representative

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Praying in the Chapelview

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 9, 2012
I am really quite surprised as to NOT see anything on Ward 4's Keith English running for State Rep. Tim Lee is endorsing him as being a councilman who has achieved many feats during his terms. But I question, "What has he really done for Ward 4 much less the city itself. I am still waiting for him to open Morris in my neighborhood in order to have access to Jana for the extra entrance to the subdivision. I was really surprised to see a sign on the yard of K----------l who's always at the council meetings and was very adamant at one time to get Morris opened. Maybe he should be a politician since he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.
QUESTION

Ballwin, MO

#2 Jul 10, 2012
Look deeper
Mark B

Florissant, MO

#3 Jul 12, 2012
Chapelview, I understand you are adamant about opening up Morris street, but it is not solely up to him.
I know that he has looked into it, but there are others who prefer and like it the way it is.
As for as,“what has he really done”, you obviously do not participate or are involved in your community.
Keith has done an outstanding job for Ward 4. Recently on June 30 he held a ward recycling day. He did this at his own expense and time. It was a huge success and benefit for residents, I was there. No other ward councilman has done this. Keith organizes youth groups to help elderly residents as well. Many of the ward flowers and plantings are due to Keith. Residents who have experienced flooding problems have been resolved and received assistance because of Keith. Residents who have received code violation tickets Keith has assisted in getting corrected and has even appeared in court to help get resolved. Keith is involved in many community functions/organizations such as the Rotary, knights of Columbus, Eagles, Boy Scouts of America, North County Incorporated, and the Chamber of Commerce, always supporting and promoting Ward 4. He single-handedly chairs the annual valley of flowers car show. And the list goes on.

As a 16 year member of the Hazelwood Board of Education I have witnessed his involvement at a school level, a community level Ward 4, and a city leadership level. Make no mistake, this community needs leaders like Keith English. Mark Behlmann
Floman

Euless, TX

#4 Jul 18, 2012
Mark B wrote:
Chapelview, I understand you are adamant about opening up Morris street, but it is not solely up to him.
I know that he has looked into it, but there are others who prefer and like it the way it is.
As for as,“what has he really done”, you obviously do not participate or are involved in your community.
Keith has done an outstanding job for Ward 4. Recently on June 30 he held a ward recycling day. He did this at his own expense and time. It was a huge success and benefit for residents, I was there. No other ward councilman has done this. Keith organizes youth groups to help elderly residents as well. Many of the ward flowers and plantings are due to Keith. Residents who have experienced flooding problems have been resolved and received assistance because of Keith. Residents who have received code violation tickets Keith has assisted in getting corrected and has even appeared in court to help get resolved. Keith is involved in many community functions/organizations such as the Rotary, knights of Columbus, Eagles, Boy Scouts of America, North County Incorporated, and the Chamber of Commerce, always supporting and promoting Ward 4. He single-handedly chairs the annual valley of flowers car show. And the list goes on.

As a 16 year member of the Hazelwood Board of Education I have witnessed his involvement at a school level, a community level Ward 4, and a city leadership level. Make no mistake, this community needs leaders like Keith English. Mark Behlmann
Keith is a nice guy, but please don't say he is involved in the Knights of Columbus....I've never seen him at a meeting!!! And he's not the only one running the car show at the Valley of Flowers. Keith has done a lot of good in the past, but let's not give him credit for things he doesn't do or isn't the only one doing....just keep it honest.
Union Labor Boss

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jul 18, 2012
Who's Keith English?
union member

Florissant, MO

#6 Jul 20, 2012
Who is Burt Atkins? I have never seen him or heard from him and how long has he been a state rep?
Ernie the Orange

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jul 23, 2012
+ Bert Atkins is a union member put in place by the last State Rep upon his departure from that office. Bert is a decent guy but really lacks the energy and drive to be a highly effective legislator.
+ Keith English is highly motivated and energetic. He is a fiscally and socially conservative Democrat with a fairly realistic view of things. He has been a union member and has also run his own small business. Keith is also a decent guy who has done much to help others in the community and he has freely given his time and energy frequently. English has already been far more active in the community than Bert Atkins ever was or ever will be.
+ Both are nice guys but English has a clear edge over Atkins in many aspects. I don't agree with everything either guy has said or done but English is the clearly the better candidate.
DJ in FloMO

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jul 24, 2012
I live in Ward 4 and any question or concern I've had in the past has always been answered or addressed. Keith English has done alot for our ward. I wish him good luck in the upcoming election.
union member

Florissant, MO

#9 Jul 25, 2012
Ok....it is English for me.
English will be missed

AOL

#10 Jul 26, 2012
The Florissant City Council will miss Keith English
who is next

Florissant, MO

#11 Jul 26, 2012
So who will be taking English place on council if he wins state rep? Or rather, who is in the wings waiting to take the spot?
orion

Shawnee, KS

#12 Jul 26, 2012
English wins, caputa will replace him in ward 4
orion

Shawnee, KS

#13 Jul 26, 2012
Bert just seems to be going thru the motions. keith wins, gina wins, lacy clay wins but not by a large margin.
Not so fast

Florissant, MO

#14 Jul 27, 2012
Praying in the Chapelview wrote:
I am really quite surprised as to NOT see anything on Ward 4's Keith English running for State Rep. Tim Lee is endorsing him as being a councilman who has achieved many feats during his terms. But I question, "What has he really done for Ward 4 much less the city itself. I am still waiting for him to open Morris in my neighborhood in order to have access to Jana for the extra entrance to the subdivision. I was really surprised to see a sign on the yard of K----------l who's always at the council meetings and was very adamant at one time to get Morris opened. Maybe he should be a politician since he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.
Keith's contributions and representation of his ward was already addressed. Since I don't live in ward 4 but I do know of who you're speaking of who has the Keith English sign on his yard. He is a good guy and has relentlessly tried getting the Morris barricade removed. He told me he was turned down by Geri Debo, Mayor Lowery and most recently the residents of the Jana subdivision. I was told Keith held two ward meetings where a vote was taken to open the street. Everyone in Jana subdivision wanted it kept closed due to more traffic on their streets. There were very few Chapel View residents who showed up for any of the ward meetings. K____ is anything but a hypocrite. I contacted him last night when I read this thread and he said he doesn't read topix any longer and refused to respond. He did say that the choice to leave the barricade up was voted on fairly. If you want to know why he has an English sign in his yard, I would suggest asking him yourself.
Not so fast

Florissant, MO

#15 Jul 27, 2012
who is next wrote:
So who will be taking English place on council if he wins state rep? Or rather, who is in the wings waiting to take the spot?
ask Keith
Inquiring Minds

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Aug 4, 2012
Ernie the Orange wrote:
+ Bert Atkins is a union member put in place by the last State Rep upon his departure from that office. Bert is a decent guy but really lacks the energy and drive to be a highly effective legislator.
+ Keith English is highly motivated and energetic. He is a fiscally and socially conservative Democrat with a fairly realistic view of things. He has been a union member and has also run his own small business. Keith is also a decent guy who has done much to help others in the community and he has freely given his time and energy frequently. English has already been far more active in the community than Bert Atkins ever was or ever will be.
+ Both are nice guys but English has a clear edge over Atkins in many aspects. I don't agree with everything either guy has said or done but English is the clearly the better candidate.
Does being the better "candidate" mean that you will be the better "elgislator"? Would it be better for Florissant if English stayed wher he is to continue as a watch dog on the council over Schneider? If English wins and Caputa takes his place won't Schneider have enough votes to do whatever he wants in Florissant?? Things to think about before you vote on 8/7.
ward4

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Aug 4, 2012
I think Keith is a nice guy, and he has done some great things for ward 4. I would repeatedly vote for him for councilman. That being said, due to his stance on "traditional families" and women's right of choice, I will not participate in voting him into state legislature.
Bert Atkins is desparate

AOL

#18 Aug 5, 2012
Atkins has been spewing some real venom in his last several mailers, they stink of north county labor and the lies they continue to spread.
Bye Bye Bert, the party is over.
ward 4 voter

Florissant, MO

#19 Aug 5, 2012
Mr Atkins has nothing to put in his maiers. He has not done anything as State Rep, so he can only bash Keith. I will be voting for Keith, and encourage Ward4 to rethink your position. There are a lot of important issues to be decided. I hope it is bye bye Bert as well.
No GOP

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Aug 6, 2012
Atkins is a rubber stamp kinda guy. He will do what the Democratic party wants him to do.
I don't have a big problem with that since I am pro-labor and think the Republicans are full of BS and hypocrites. I use to vote Republican but never ever again. Those clowns are so up to their necks in their backwards ideology that they either believe their own lies or they will say anything to win.
All they ever have is rhetoric about job creators needing tax breaks, lower taxes, smaller government, deregulation and a bunch of wedge issues like guns and abortion. They never lowered my taxes, they have made government smaller only in ways that hurt average people and their dumb ideology is responsible for this huge disparity where the richest 400 people in America have as much total wealth as the bottom 180 million! Their idiotic ideology is also responsible for our crumbling infrastructure.
English is also a Democrat but he IS pro-life. I am not sure what that means. I don't know anyone who is pro-death. Since he comes from a labor background, I doubt he will be much different in his votes than Bert.
English has worked hard to win this election. I saw him walking the streets more than once. He seems like a really concerned guy who has the guts and energy to fight against the Republicans.
Atkins comes across as the kind of guy who would rather go eat a nice meal and take a nap than do battle with a bunch of Republican hypocrites.
The pro-life and pro-family stances of English are a concern. Pro-life means very little since the supreme court has ruled on that issue. The pro-family stuff doesn't both me too much. Maybe he will wise up on the issue of same sex marriage and sexual orientation.

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