“The departures mean the GOP now holds a 3-2 advantage on the council. The council plans to hold special elections in August to fill Page’s and Erby’s seats.
Behind the scenes, Councilman Mark Harder, R-7th District, had been competing hard with Trakas for their colleagues’ support until a few hours before Tuesday’s meeting. But the race was quietly settled before Erby called the meeting to order; Harder nominated Trakas.
Erby has represented the 1st District, which includes University City and several communities in north St. Louis County, since 2004. She was the first Democrat to break with Stenger, and with Page and Trakas helped form the bipartisan alliance on the council that sought to check Stenger’s power and have him removed.”
Interesting enough, the investigation is still ongoing, the St. Louis County Council has not been held accountable. Those who broke with Stenger have all benefited from his demise, despite it all happening on their watch… they voted for many of Stenger’s deals…. were either complicit or turned a blind eye. Page has been anointed new county exec. Erby is joining his admin at 5x her current salary and Trakas and the GOP now have a 3-2 advantage on the council. I don’t believe in coincidences.
Ernie Trakas elected presiding officer of St. Louis County Council
The GOP controls the County Council for the first time since 2006