The City’s Board of Elections deserves a great deal of credit for improving the performance and reputation of the local electoral process. The Board received some this past week, when Gov. Matt Blunt addressed many of the state’s clerks, elections directors, and commissioners who were in St. Louis attending the Urban Board Conference.
Flanked by chief of staff Ed Martin (a former reform-minded City election official), the Governor (a former Secretary of State and chief state elections official) lauded the local Board’s transformation from problem to model operation - and gave deserved credit to representatives of both political parties for their bi-partisan efforts.
I missed the occasion, but Gentry W. Trotter sent me a photo.
L to R, BOE commissioners Carol Ann Wilson and Eileen McCann are being congratulated by the governor as Gregg Daly, St. Louis Collector of Revenue, looks on with approval at City Museum.