The original item was published from February 18, 2020 10:53 AM to February 25, 2020 1:23 PM
In October 2019, County Executive Ehlmann appointed me to serve District 6 on the St. Charles County Council. After serving as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for 26 years, this new venture in the legislative branch is a challenge I am excited to embrace. St. Charles County has been my home for over 60 years, and, like you, I want to see it continue to thrive and grow.
Just a little about me: I graduated from St. Charles High School, Lindenwood University and Saint Louis University School of Law. I went to night school while working at American Car and Foundry to complete my undergraduate and law degrees. Working at different law firms and in private practice for 10 years prepared me for an Associate Circuit Judge appointment by Governor John Ashcroft in 1991. Later, I ran for Circuit Judge successfully five times. Since my retirement in 2016, I volunteer as an Oasis tutor in the St. Charles School District and serve as president of the Community and Children’s Resource Board. Personally, I am a proud mother of two and grandmother of two.
When the news of my appointment was announced last fall, several people asked why I would want to take on this position. It’s simple: I love our community and want to help people in a new way. My first four months on the County Council have been wonderful. Meeting constituents in my district is amazing and rewarding. I have already learned so much from the staff and my fellow Council members who have welcomed me; the quality of County Government programs and services has impressed me.
As for my priorities on the Council, the health and safety of our community and overall quality of life are of utmost importance. Families and children hold a special place in my heart as a parent, grandparent and volunteer. I am inspired to look out for their well-being. I also want to encourage my constituents and citizens throughout the region to enjoy all the aspects of our county – from historic landmarks to new development.
If you live in District 6 and would like to discuss an issue or concern, feel free to contact me through the County Council office at 636-949-7530 or by email.