Why The Republican Party and Missouri Citizens Needs To Circle the Wagons for Justice Around Gov. Eric Greitens

By Carl Bearden

 I’ve been involved in Republican politics for a good chunk of my life. I’ve attended untold Lincoln Days across the state, and I’ve shaken the hand of every major Republican office-holder in this state dating back to State Auditor Kit Bond. I’ve been elected to local office as well as the statehouse and even ran statewide once.

And throughout that time, I’ve been a Republican because I believe in some basic principles: smaller government, lower taxes, supporting our police and military, standing up for the 2nd amendment, and protecting the sanctity of life. Those are my bedrock commitments—and I’m proud to say that Missouri’s Republican Party has primarily stuck by those as well.

Last year was unique for those of us who have been long-time members of Missouri’s GOP. In last year’s gubernatorial primary, I’ll admit: I didn’t support Eric Greitens. I supported Catherine Hanaway. And yet, when candidate Greitens won the primary, I voted for him in the general election and told my friends to do the same. As much as I wanted Catherine to win, I couldn’t stomach the thought of four more years of Missouri losing ground under Democratic leadership in the Governor’s office. Read more…


Cloria Brown

We received sad news today that Missouri State Representative and St. Louis County Cloria BrownRepublican Central Committee member, Cloria Brown, has passed away.

St. Louis County Central Committee Chairman, Bruce Buwalda, released this statement to committee members: “I received this a short time ago. Cloria was a State Rep and a hard working member of our Central Committee. Her knowledge, dedication and support of Veterans Programs “made a difference”! Her knowledge, dedication and friendship will be missed!! Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Kurt and Celeste Witzel, Committeeman and Committeewoman from Oakville Township  passed along this email to Cloria’s friends:

Dear Friends,

It is with deep sadness that we let you know of the passing last evening of the most Honorable Cloria Brown. Cloria was a dear friend, loyal OTRC member, and outstanding State Representative. Cloria fought a brave and tough fight against cancer these past several months.

It is difficult to understand and accept the loss of such a wonderful and giving person. Cloria was making such a positive difference in so many people’s lives, including with her bill against sex-trafficking that the Governor recently signed, and her work with the Lemay Child Development Center, and our Veterans.

Cloria will be so very missed by her beloved husband Frank, by her loving daughter Cathy, and by her wonderful granddaughter Ally, and also by her many, many friends who loved her so much. Cloria didn’t know a stranger, she always had a big smile, and she served as a wonderful and loving mentor, example, and inspiration to so many of us. Cloria was committed to bringing people together, and in helping those less fortunate. It is a personal privilege for Kurt and me to have known Cloria so well these past many years, even before she entered the political world, and it is a true honor for Kurt me to be considered as among her closest friends.

Cloria was a true believer, and God has gained a true angel in Heaven, and Cloria will waste no time in getting things in order up there with her many skills, tireless energy, and her love of all people.

Cloria loved butterflies, so whenever you see a butterfly, please remember Cloria with lots of love.

Cloria was a good and faithful servant. Rest in peace, dearest friend. You will be sorely missed.

Arrangements are pending.


Celeste Witzel
Kurt Witzel

North County Republican Club hosting a candidate forum this Thursday

The North St Louis County Republican club will have their monthly meeting this Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The location is Cannoli’s Restaurant at 462 US Highway 67 (Lindbergh) at Washington/Charbonier in the Florissant Meadows Shopping Center next to Walgreen’s.

This is their candidate forum. The following will be attending.

Ferguson/Florissant School Board Director
Scott Ebert
Courtney Graves
Mildred Clines
All three candidates are attending, 2 to be elected

Hazelwood School Board Director
Betsy Rachel
Diane Livingston
These two candidates have been endorsed by the Teachers.
The 2 incumbents have not responded so they will not be attending.
There are 4 candidates on the ballot, 2 to be elected.

Florissant ward 1 is the only Florissant ward to have more than 1 candidate.
Tim Lee, the current councilman has decided not to run.
There are 2 candidates, one to be elected.
Andrew Harris is attending, his opponent is not attending.

Election day is April 3rd.

Please let me know if you can run for any of these offices.

Membership dues are $15 per person or $25 for family. Dues can be paid at our meeting or sent to Diana Turner at 3 Country Ln, Florissant, Mo 63033-5524. 314-837-3153 kevturn3@sbcglobal.net.

Try Cannoli’s, they have good food.

For more information, contact President Lou Hannibal at 314-831-6442.
Our speaker/VP is Dave Blanke, 314-837-0484 david.a.blanke@gmail.com


How to support the Republican Party

STLC LogoMany people ask how they can support the party. The best way is to support our candidates. We post all of the candidates running in the St. Louis County area on our website.  Click Here for a list.

Also, support he party by attending our Lincoln Reagan Days Dinner. This is a great event! The candidates and our elected officials will be there. Be sure to attend. Find out more by clicking here.

Aaron Hedlund headlines Pachyderm luncheon

Join the Pachyderms for lunch this Friday, with Dr. Aaron Hedlund, PhD. Aaron has navigated the worlds of academic politics and of an independent federal agency. Aaron is an economist at the University of Missouri and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. His research tracks the consequences of debt for the macroeconomy, particularly from the housing and student loan crises of the past decade. Aaron holds a PhD from U Penn and BS from Duke. Aaron lives in Columbia with his wife and four children. See more at http://aaronhedlund.com/

The St. Louis County Pachyderm Club meets each Friday at  Sapore Italian Cafe in Woodbine Center main restaurant, upper level 451 S. Kirkwood Blvd. (just north of Big Bend) Kirkwood, Missouri 63122.


Networking starts at noon, lunch served at 12:15 PM meeting starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 1:15 PM. $20 per person for lunch, cash, charge, check.

Lafayette & Queeny Township Events

February 15th, Thursday, 6:30 P.M.
Lafayette & Queeny Townships Sponsor:
Manchester Police Building
200 Highlands Blvd

Candidates for Manchester Elected Office Candidate Forum

Candidates have been invited to introduce themselves and answer your questions.

For Mayor: Mike Clement and David Willson. Ward 1: Nelson Nolte.

Ward 2: Marilyn Ottenad. Ward 3: Jerry Meyer and Ben Toben.

Current Aldermen Paul Hamill and Rich Baumann have also been invited.

February 22nd, Thursday, 7 P.M.
Multiple Townships Sponsor:
Chesterfield City Hall

Senator Jim Talent

Senator Talent is going to be discussing National Defense Today.

Talent is a visiting senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and concurrently a señor fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he specializes in defense and national security issues.

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Request for Help

Parkway School Board Election

There are 2 open seats to be filled at the April election

Five candidates have filed, three of them are conservative.

I have already seen invitations to meet & greet and wine & cheese events for the 2 liberal candidates.

Please, we need to support and promote our conservative candidates too! 

If you are interested in holding a small neighborhood gathering, please contact

Queeny Township Committeewoman Jennifer Cliffton at 314-603-3486 

Tim Fitch featured speaker at Clayton Township meeting

Clayton Township is hosting its first public forum of the year.  3rd County Council candidate, former STL Co. Police Chief, Tim Fitch, will address the township.  Also, there will be a featured speaker who will address one of the upcoming ballot issues.

All are welcome, bring your family!

Clayton Center, City of Clayton

7:00 PM

March 1st