Saturday, July 21, 2012
"I'm pleased that this issue appears to be behind us," Glantz told Patch Friday.
Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz received a letter in the mail Thursday, confirming a July 13 decision by the Missouri Ethics Commission to dismiss a complaint filed against his election campaign by Ward 4 Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades. The two-page, five paragraph letter does not lay out decisions on all of the aspects raised in the nine page complaint. It does say the following: It dismissed the allegation that he "concealed" his involvement in sending a mailer against his opponent in the Mayor's race, Laura Bryant, and that he concealed the employer of a campaign contributor. The MEC investigation said "there was no evidence that you knew the individual responsible for the negative mailer or had any knowledge of this mailer's distribution …
Monday, May 14, 2012
A complaint filed Thursday with the Missouri Ethics Commission alleged misrepresentations with regard to campaign finance disclosures and possibility of an attempt to deliberately confuse voters in Creve Coeur's Mayoral election last month.
In a telephone interview Monday morning Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz addressed the ethics filed against him by Ward Four Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades and defended his election campaign, first reported by Patch on Friday. Glantz said "When you hold public office, you're subject to all sorts of public scrutiny," adding that he has "nothing to hide" and will cooperate fully with any investigation by the Missouri Ethics Commission. In her complaint, Rhoades points to a problem with a $2,000 donation made by Garrick Hamilton, on behalf of 3G's Yogurt. Rhoades believes Glantz misrepresented Hamilton's primary employer since Hamilton is general counsel for the Koman Group, one of the area's largest developers and long a major player in Creve …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Glantz defeated Laura Bryant Tuesday in a bid to succeed retiring Mayor Harold Dielmann.
Barry Glantz received some text messages late Tuesday night, heard a shriek of delight from his daughter, and then reacted when Patch confirmed his election as the next Mayor of Creve Couer. FULL ELECTION RESULTS: "Wow. Wow. That's pretty incredible," he said by phone from his home, where friends and family had gathered for the evening. Glantz defeated Laura Bryant by a count of 2,174 (56.25 percent) to 1,685 (43.60 percent) in a contest matching two former city council and planning and zoning board members. Glantz said he was cautiously optimistic throughout the day but that the margin of victory was greater than anticipated. In an email to Patch late Tuesday, Bryant said, "I ran for good government and clean campaigning, and …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The race featured two veterans of city government and former members of city council and the planning and zoning commission.
Barry Glantz was elected to serve as Creve Coeur's next Mayor Tuesday, defeating Laura Bryant by a 2,174 (56.25 percent) - 1,685 (43.60 percent) vote margin to end a lengthy campaign, which began in earnest prior to municipal elections in April 2011. The two candidates, both former city council members and planning and zoning commissioners, have been campaigning for the office for more than a year. Harold Dielmann is retiring after his second stint in office due to term limits. Patch has spent the day talking with voters at polling places around Creve Coeur. We'll have reaction voter reaction and comments from the candidates thoughout the night. For an election day photo gallery, like Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook
Tell us about your experience at the polls.
6:57 p.m. Update Threatening weather has given way to raindrops in Creve Coeur, forcing candidates trying to meet and greet voters to abandon post at the Creve Coeur Government Center just a few minutes before the close of polls at 7 p.m. Stay with Patch throughout the night for results and reaction. 12:15 p.m. update It has been a busy morning so far with the polls open for just over six hours. By 10:15 a.m., at least 114 people had voted at Parkway Northeast Middle School. A short time later, poll volunteers said approximately 200 people had voted at Spoede School. Parking and construction issues at the Creve Coeur Government Center have been something of a concern. The site is taking a larger chunk of th voters than usual, with …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Barry Glantz and Laura Bryant answered questions posed by Patch readers at a recent Chamber of Commerce forum.
Creve Coeur voters head to the polls Tuesday to end what has been more than a year of campaigning in the race to be the city's next Mayor. This past Thursday, Barry Glantz and Laura Bryant took part in their last joint appearance as opponents in this election cycle, at a candidate forum co-sponsored by Creve Coeur Patch and the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce. Read: Creve Coeur Mayoral Candidates Debate Before Election Day As promised, we're sharing more about what the pair had to say about the Mayor's role, zoning concerns in the city and where they see the city at the end of their potential first term. How Do You Define The Mayor's Role As An Ambassador? Glantz: The Mayor does run the city council meetings. The city council …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The two contenders for Mayor answered your questions Thursday morning
9:15 Update: Thanks to everyone for your questions, and for coming to the event. We'll have a story on the forum later today. Creve Coeur voters on Tuesday will elect the city's next mayor. Come join Patch and the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce at the Drury Hotel as we host a candidate forum Thursday morning featuring the two contenders, Barry Glantz and Laura Bryant. For several weeks we've been asking for your questions, and I have received dozens of them through stories and email. While it is too late to submit them here, you can submit them at the event. I'll be moderating the discussion, which will be preceeded by a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The forum gets underway at approximately 7:45 a.m. and will end at 9 a.m. We'll…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Patch and the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum featuring Barry Glantz and Laura Bryant Thursday morning.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Our look at what you can do this week on Creve Coeur Patch!
For many of you, this may be your first time back on Patch in a week or so, as Parkway, De Smet, Chaminade, Ladue and Pattonville Schools are all back in session following spring break. What did your family do on break? Have any fun photos to share? We'd love to see them in our Neighborhood Gallery. Monday we're introducing another feature here on Patch with "Last Chance", an opportunity for us to tell you about something you need to act on quickly, like a pending deadline on your child's kindergarten or little league registration. We'll be at Monday night's Creve Coeur city council meeting and have details from it starting Tuesday. You have until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to nominate your favorite place for Mexican food in our West County Food…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Barry Glantz is defending a letter of endorsement claiming Laura Bryant has "wasted valuable city resources by engaging in divisive political actions."
After a recent campaign appearance featuring both candidates running to be the next Mayor of Creve Coeur, Barry Glantz said someone came up to him afterward and told him "you sound like the same candidate." Now, a mailer sent to approximately 6,000 homes in Creve Coeur is trying to draw some distinctions between Glantz and his opponent, Laura Bryant. It is a letter signed by Mayor Harold Dielmann, five current city councilmembers, State Representative Jill Schupp and other former elected officials. In part, the letter reads as follows: Barry's opponent has a long history of being embroiled in controversy and turmoil. She has wasted valuable city resources by engaging in divisive political actions. It is our strong belief that Barry has the…