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Science Advocate To Run For City Council Spot

Cynthia Kramer is currently on Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission.

Voters in at least one Creve Coeur City Council ward will have a choice to make at the polls in April.

Cynthia Kramer, a Planning and Zoning Commission member, confirmed Monday that she will file to run for the Ward 1 seat up for grabs in the spring. Beth Kistner is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Kramer, founder of SCOPE, a non-profit organization devoted to spreading the word about how science and technology are factors in education and the workforce, sees a similar opportunity on city council to highlight the research and business assets in Creve Coeur.

"I think its just an incredible opportunity to make sure that people get to know the assets we have and to be a part of helping the community continue to grow and maintain its wonderful sort of hamlet," she said.

This would be Kramer's first run for a city office. She previously made an unsuccessful bid for the state legislature in 2006.

Patch reported last week that city watchdog David Caldwell was considering a bid for the Ward 1 seat. He has since announced he would move forward and hopes to submit the required petitions by late December.

Ward 2 Councilwoman Tara Nealey, Ward 3's Charlotte D'Alfonso and Ward 4's Scott Saunders have all indicated they intend to run for re-election.

The first day to file for Apri's races is Tuesday, December 11.

Scott Simon December 06, 2012 at 04:56 PM
For a review on the positions of Cynthia Kramer, please review her 2006 video ads including her stance on the Homestead Act & Medicaid at http://www.youtube.com/user/Kramer4StateRep?feature=watch.
flyoverland December 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I love the way liberals like to suggest allowing seniors the chance to cap their taxes and pay them after they die and the estate sells. Of course, this would remove the strongest voting block against runaway property taxes. The taxes are not "capped," they are simply delayed and the heirs will be the ones to pay them from the proceeds of their inheritance. I know this is not the province of the City, but I disagree with her position in the video, if she still holds it.

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