Democratic committee member chosen to run for seat of indicted ex-alderman Jeffrey Boyd [St. Louis Post-Dispatch] – InsuranceNewsNet


St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

June 16—ST. LOUIS- Norma Walkerthe 22nd Ward Democratic Committeewoman, is the party’s candidate for the seat of alderman of Jeffrey Boydwho resigned after being indicted on federal bribery charges.

Walker, who was picked by the city’s Democratic committee on Saturday to run in a special election August 23has the approval of Boyd, who emailed various neighborhood residents on his behalf.

“Norma has been a true servant to our community,” Boyd said in the email sent Tuesday. “We need his leadership to continue moving the neighborhood forward. Although I am no longer a city councilor, I will always be available if you need me. I love my community.”

Boyd began the email by saying “you may have heard that I quit…due to unfortunate circumstances.”

He said he was proud of what he has accomplished in his 19 years as alderman, citing new housing in several locations, annual community picnics and new businesses in the neighborhood.

In doing so, he said, he had the support of an elected leadership team that also includes Walker and a neighborhood committee member. Andre Williams.

Boyd resigned June 3the day after he pleaded not guilty to bribery and insurance fraud charges.

Walker could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

The election committee has authorized political party committees to nominate candidates for vacant aldermen positions this year, as specified in a provision of the city charter.

The charter takes precedence over Proposition D, an ordinance passed by voters in 2020 that mandated nonpartisan elections for aldermen and some other key positions.

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