Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Remington Makes 7 in Race for Mayor

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Remington Makes 7 in Race for Mayor

Article excerpt

Glen S. Remington has become the latest to announce his candidacy for mayor of St. Charles, bringing to seven the number of prospective candidates in the April 4 city election.

Although the one-week filing period does not begin until Jan. 24, four others already have announced their intention of seeking the office.

One of those is Mayor Grace Nichols, who announced months ago that she would seek re-election to a third, four-year term. The others are Robert Moeller, a retired construction supervisor, and two City Council members, Allen D. Kircher and Patti York.

Two more people have picked up candidate petition forms. They are Frank Brooks and social activist Maureen Rogers-Bouxsein.

Remington, 72, served on the City Council for six years in the 1970s. He has operated his own framing and art-supplies business on North Main Street in St. Charles for 15 years and formerly was an engineering administrator for McDonnell Douglas Corp.

In a statement, Remington said he would campaign on the issues of cutting city taxes and proposing the best ways to spend the city's new revenue from gambling receipts.

Since the city hall building is paid for, he said, he would work to eliminate the special tax that had been enacted to pay for the building.

Remington said that "rather than spend a lot of the revenue from the gambling money for studies," local residents "should get some direct benefits."

He suggested, for example, that the city should buy some trucks and offer free curbside service for people wanting to get rid of yard waste and tree leaves. …

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