Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Snafu in vote certification puts off installation of Nancy Spewak by day or two.
Technically speaking, Anthony “Tony” Bommarito is still the mayor of Ladue. He was to pass the gavel Monday afternoon to councilwoman Nancy Spewak who won the April 2 election unopposed. However, the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners has still not certified the results, so Spewak will not be sworn into office until sometime today or Wednesday. The event does not require convening another meeting. Likely, installation of Spewak and new council member Bill Brennan will be re-enacted at the next regularly-scheduled meeting in May. Bommarito, who just presided over his last meeting took the opportunity to thank the community and his fellow council members and city employees. “First, I want to thank our residents who elected me …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Tony Bommarito Piles Up Big Win over Newcomer Mary Berner 1,488 votes to 538 votes.
Ladue's residents have spoken loudly and clearly for another two years. Veteran council member Anthony M. "Tony" Bommarito compiled an impressive victory over his challenger, newcomer Mary Berner 1,488 votes (74 percent) to 538 votes (26 percent). This is after Berner walked to 2,000 homes in Ladue to try and change the outcome of the race. Bommarito was out of town and unavailable for comment at the conclusion of the balloting. Berner took her defeat in stride. "We had a hard fought campaign. Of course I am very disappointed with the outcome. I ran what I believed to be the best campaign for the people of Ladue. I am committed to starting tomorrow to do what I can to make things best for the city of Ladue. I was able to make a lot of good…
Just 180 Voters By Noon at Reed School in Ladue.
The voting in Ladue was very light heading into noon today. As of the mid-day, just 180 voters have gone to the poll at Reed School in Ladue. Mayoral candidate Mary Berner was at Reed School greeting voters as was Mary Bommarito, wife of Anthony "Tony" Bommarito candidate for mayor. Voters will continue exercising their rights until the polls close later this evening at 7 p.m. The absentee results are expected to be released by 9 p.m. but the final count is not expected until 9 to 10:00 or later this evening. Other candidates John Fox, Art Bond and Nancy Spewak are unopposed for aldermanic positions on the Ladue City Council. Voters are making their choices for the new County Assessor either L.K. "Chip" Wood or Jake Zimmerman.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Two Days Before Election, Mary Berner Hosts Meet the Mayoral Candidates at Ladue High.
Local races are so darn hard to predict. There is no polling data to separate the front runners from the field. Nothing seems to deter upstart candidate Mary Berner, candidate for the position as Ladue’s next mayor. She’s worn out numerous pairs of shoes, knocking on some 2,000 doors and on the eve of the eve of the election she hosted a public ‘Meet the Candidates Form’ in the cafeteria at Ladue High Sunday afternoon. More than 50 residents showed up, many hoping to better understand the position of the airline pilot, turned candidate. Make no doubt about it, Berner is the outsider, seeking the position from veteran council member Anthony “Tony” Bommarito. Berner wanted this meet up to be a discussion between the two contenders. She …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Voting Guides for the Cities of Frontenac, Ladue, Huntleigh & Crystal Lake Park.
Ladue-Frontenac Election Guide Welcome to the Ladue-Frontenac Patch 2011 Election Central Database. Here you will find links and pages detailing information for today's election. Complete information with the St. Louis County Board of Elections can be found here. Voting is well underway today. You have up until 7 p.m. to cast your ballot. Patch will feature results once all the votes have been tabulated. Local Races Crystal Lake Park Alderman Ward 1 Chris Sanders, unopposed Alderman Ward 2 Dennis Nahnsen, unopposed City of Frontenac Mayor: Keith R. Krieg, unopposed. Alderman Ward 1 Susan Durbin, unopposed Alderman Ward 2 Vote for 1 Maria Hughes, Bud Guest Alderman Ward 3 John Levis, Unopposed Huntleigh Alderman Ward 1 William E. Cornelius…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Newcomer Mary Berner & Veteran Anthony "Tony" Bommarito Vie for Spot Vacated by Irene Holmes.
Indeed, the race for Mayor for the City of Ladue has been interesting. Airline pilot Mary Berner is challenging local businessman, councilman Anthony "Tony" Bommarito for the top spot in Ladue. Berner filed before the holidays and Bommarito jumped into the race when current Mayor Irene S. Holmes decided it was time to exit and move on. Both candidates feature spirited and passionate followers. Yard signs dot the entire community. Berner has used up a lot of shoe leather going door to door while Bommarito has run an old fashioned campaign with lots of phone calls and meet and greets in people's homes. The race will wrap up on Tuesday, April 5th. Ladue residents will decide if they prefer the old or the new on that date. Here's a pictoral …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The outside candidate wants to walk into the mayor's position.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Mary Berner, 48, is running as the outsider in this year’s Ladue mayoral race. She faces a formidable opponent in Councilman Anthony Bommarito. She knows that. Facing tough odds is nothing new to this resident. She’s lived in Ladue nine years and that’s a “newbie” in terms of years of residence. On a beautiful spring day, she continued her walking foray into the community. She estimates she’s knocked on almost 2,000 doors. I tagged along to watch her in action. But that's OK because she gets to meet the residents firsthand. And they (the residents) get to sound off on exactly what’s on their minds. Berner is determined to literally walk her way right to the front door and into the Council Chambers at Ladue’s City Hall, just after the April…
Anthony “Tony” Bommarito wants the top job of the city he loves.
Anthony “Tony” Bommarito, Sr. has served on Ladue’s City Council for 10 years and now he wants to be mayor. He sat down with Patch, along with his campaign manager, Aimee Whitelaw, founder and president of A.H. Whitelaw Consulting and formerly of Washington D.C. where she worked in the Bush Administration as Assistant to the Vice President (Dick Cheney) for Political Affairs, to talk about his experience and reasons for running. “I love Ladue and have lived here for 45 years,” Bommarito said. “I have the time to be mayor and it will give me the opportunity to pull away from my business.” His business, A. Bommarito Wines, employs his son, Tony Jr., who Bommarito said is in a position to run the enterprise should he win the election. He said…
Berner and Bommarito vie for open mayor's position in Ladue.
Ladue's Mayor Irene S. Holmes stepped down after nearly a decade of service. Ladue voters will select a new mayor, either newcomer Mary Berner or veteran Anthony "Tony" Bommarito on April 5. This has been a friendly and spirited campaign with many remarks from supporters and detractors placed on Ladue-Frontenac Patch. Both candidates have been profiled in detail, so enjoy reading about the two candidates then make your choice. Irene S. Holmes gave almost a decade as mayor of Ladue. Patch sat down with the mayor. Saturday, you can read her profile exclusively on Patch. Patch will have a handy-dandy detailed voter guide prior to the April 5 election.