Interested In Running For 7th Ward Alderman?

City Hall3Next Monday, November 28th, filing begins for the March 7th St. Louis City Municipal Primary for the offices of Mayor, Comptroller, and Aldermen for odd numbered wards. Filing closes January 6th.

If you are interested in running for 7th Ward Alderman in the Democratic Primary, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski (630-7599) would like to have coffee or a beer with you to talk about your running and answer any questions you have about filing or running, including campaign finance reporting requirements.

Here is some basic information about filing for alderman that applies to all wards.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, November 28th to January 6th.

Qualifications for running for Alderman:

7th Ward Neighborhoods: All or part, sometimes a few blocks, of the following Neighborhoods- Benton Park, Compton Heights, Downtown & Downtown West, Fox Park, Kosciusko, Lafayette Square, LaSalle Park, McKinley Heights, Near North Riverfront, Peabody Darst Webbe, Soulard, Tower Grove East.

7th Ward Map

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

What Would You Ask Circuit Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer Candidates?

365px-Democratslogo7th Ward Independent Democrats seeks your input in our Surveys for Circuit Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer Candidates.

We are interested in questions that can be asked all candidates in a race, not candidate-specific questions.

Some questions will be used at our 7 pm April 25 Candidate Forum at Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, 2300 Lafayette.

Examples of our past surveys
2015 School Board Candidates Survey
2015 7th Ward Alderman Candidates Survey

Please send you questions to

2015 St. Louis City School Board Candidates

We will update this information as it is made available to us by the candidates.

Candidate Survey Responses are here.

In Filing Order

Candidate: Natalie A. Vowell
Ballot Name: Natalie A. Vowell
Address: 3867 Shaw Blvd, Apt. 3E, St. Louis MO 63110
Neighborhood/Ward: Shaw, 19th Ward
Occupation: Executive Director, Project Raise The Roof
Cell or Home Phone: 479-387-2328
Campaign Website:
Twitter: @NatalieAVowell

Candidate: Thomas R. Oldenburg
Ballot Name: Thomas R. Oldenburg
Address: 6430 Winona, St. Louis 63109
Neighborhood/Ward: St. Louis Hills, 16th Ward
Cell or Home Phone: 314-420-4846
Campaign Website:

Candidate: David L. Jackson, Jr.
Ballot Name: David L. Jackson, Jr.
Address: 3823 Sullivan, St. Louis, 63107
Neighborhood/Ward: JeffVanderLou, 3rd Ward
Occupation: DLJ Construction
Cell or Home Phone: 314-565-9476
Campaign Website:

Candidate: Katherine M. Wessling
Ballot Name: Katherine Wessling
Address: 5725 Holly Hills, St. Louis, 63109
Neighborhood/Ward: Princeton Heights, 12th Ward
Occupation: Attorney
Cell or Home Phone: 314-799-6668
Campaign Website:

Candidate: Charli A. Cooksey
Ballot Name: Charli A. Cooksey
Address: 4190 Sacramento, St. Louis, 63115
Neighborhood/Ward: O’Fallon, 21st Ward
Occupation: Executive Director, inspireSTL
Cell or Home Phone: 314-348-0392
Campaign Website:
Twitter: @CharliCooksey

Candidate: Joey C. Hollins
Ballot Name: Joey C. Hollins
Address: 3647 Lafayette, St. Louis 63110
Neighborhood/Ward: Tiffany, 19th Ward
Cell or Home Phone: 314-458-5885
Campaign Website: