School Board Candidate Survey Responses

7th Ward Independent Democrats 2015 St. Louis School Board Candidates Survey Results

Part A. The Personal Side of the Candidate. These are the Get to Know the candidates as persons questions. 

Part B. The Candidate As School Board Member. These are the Candidate views and goals questions.

We received responses from Natalie A. Vowell, David L. Jackson, Jr., Katherine Wessling, and Charli A. Cooksey. To date, we have not received responses from Thomas R. Oldenburg and Joey C. Hollins. Oldenburg has since bowed out of the race.

Natalie A. Vowell, David L. Jackson, Jr., and Charli A. Cooksey participated in our Candidate Forum on March 16. Katherine Wessling was out-of-town and, therefore, unavailable for the forum. Joey C. Hollins was contacted several times and did not respond.

15th Ward Democrats also have their School Board Candidate Questionnaire posted online. 

Voters will choose two School Board Candidates at the April 7th General Election. The incumbents are David L. Jackson, Jr. and Katherine Wessling.

Contact, neighborhood, and ward information on the School Board Candidates may be found here.

Information on ballot issues and other candidate races on the April 7th Ballot may be found here.

7th Ward Independent Democrats Endorsements are here.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

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
Email: natalievowell@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/votevowell
Campaign Website: www.votevowell.com
Twitter: @NatalieAVowell

Candidate: Thomas R. Oldenburg
Ballot Name: Thomas R. Oldenburg
Address: 6430 Winona, St. Louis 63109
Neighborhood/Ward: St. Louis Hills, 16th Ward
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Cell or Home Phone: 314-420-4846
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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
Email: david_l_jackson_jr@yahoo.com
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Campaign Website: https://stldavidjackson.wordpress.com/
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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
Email: jtwktw@sbcglobal.net
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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
Email: charli.cooksey@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charli-Cooksey/731275410314356
Campaign Website: http://www.cookseyforstl.com/
Twitter: @CharliCooksey

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