Mike Kehoe is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate representing the 6th district. Mike Kehoe was born and raised in the St. Louis area by his single-parent mother, at age 25 he began working for Osage Industries, a company involved with auto parts and the manufacturing of ambulances. After selling Osage Industries in 1992 Kehoe purchased a dealership in Jefferson City, Missouri. Senator Kehoe and his wife Claudia are the parents of four children, mike Kehoe was appointed by Governor Matt Blunt to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission in 2005. Despite not having held elected office before Kehoe ran for the 6th District State Senate seat in 2010 to succeed Carl Vogel, in a close Republican primary he defeated three other candidates to advance to the 2010 general election, where he ran unopposed
Spanish Lake, Missouri
Spanish Lake is a census-designated place in St. Louis County, United States. The population was 19,650 at the 2010 census, Spanish Lake is located at 38°47′9″N 90°12′46″W. The Spanish Lake Community is located in the portion of St. Louis County. The community is bounded by the Mississippi River to the east, the Missouri River to the north, Highway 367 to the west, and Interstate 270 to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 7.5 square miles, of which 7.4 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles. Spanish Lake, originally called Spanish Pond until the nineteenth century, was named after the Spanish troops who stayed there while building a fortified post for Spain in 1768. Much of the area was once the property of James De St. Vrain, Spanish Lake prospered in the nineteenth century, as a crossroads farming village came into being. The Bellefontaine Road area was settled largely after General Bissell relocated Fort Bellefontaine, Fort Bellefontaine was established in 1806 by Gen.
James Wilkerson, governor of the territory of Louisiana. The fort served as one of the most important military posts west of the Mississippi River until the troops were removed to the Jefferson Barracks reservation in 1827. Traffic between St. Louis and the fort was busy, many officials had homes in places, and visiting dignitaries usually went to both sites. The liveliest traffic was effected by the farmers riding back and forth to the city, Spanish Lake became a well-developed neighborhood with the arrival of German immigrants. Farmland was intensely cultivated, and small businesses and industries sprang up around the intersection of Bellefontaine and Spanish Pond roads, forming the village’s center. The Catholic parish of St. Aloysius in Spanish Lake was founded by, and for years served as. The Bank of Baden played a role in farm financing in Spanish Lake. The German dominance of the region was almost complete by the 1870s, Spanish Lake was a rural farming community for many years, until the 1950s when neighborhoods of tract housing were built.
The area became a refuge from St. Louis city. The 1970s saw the proliferation of dense apartment housing to Spanish Lake and this era of the citys history is chronicled in the documentary Spanish Lake, although its depiction comes with some disagreement from community stakeholders. As of the census of 2000, there were 21,337 people,8,381 households, the population density was 2,900.4 people per square mile
Jason R. Holsman is a politician from the U. S. state of Missouri. He is currently a member of the Missouri Senate for the 7th district in Jackson County, son of Gale and Judy Holsman, Jason was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated in 1994 from Blue Valley High School and attended the University of Missouri and he transferred to the University of Kansas, where he received his bachelors degree in Political Science and U. S. He went on to earn his Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy & Military Science from Norwich University in Vermont, in 2005, he earned his Missouri State Teaching Certificate from Northwest Missouri State University. After his graduation from the University of Kansas, Holsman took a position in the United States Senate. Holsmans tenure working for Senator John Ashcroft was brief and he returned to Missouri. Upon returning to the Midwest, Holsman accepted a position as a correspondent to the Missouri Legislature for the Suburban Journals. While working for the Suburban Journals, he met his wife and they returned to Kansas City.
Holsman spent three years as a design engineer for Sprint PCS before becoming a certified public school teacher. As a social studies teacher of inner-city students from Kansas City, Missouri at Van Horn High School, in 2006, Holsman ran successfully for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2010, Holsman was the Chairman of both the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture and Special Committee on Renewable Energy. His additional committee assignments include the Joint Committee on Education and International Trade, in 2012, Holsman ran successfully for a seat in the Missouri Senate. In 2016, Holsman was re-elected to the Missouri Senate and Robyn Holsman wed in March 2001, the couple has two children and attend John Knox Kirk Presbyterian. He is a member of the Ancient and Accepted Free Masons
Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Bellefontaine Neighbors is an inner-ring suburb city in St. Louis County, United States. The population was 10,860 at the 2010 census, at 22 letters, it has the longest name of any incorporated place in the United States. Bellefontaine Neighbors is a second ring northern suburb of St. Louis, Bellefontaine Neighbors is located at 38°44′54″N 90°13′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.32 square miles. The population density was 2,513.9 inhabitants per square mile, there were 4,645 housing units at an average density of 1,075.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 25. 7% White,72. 7% African American,0. 1% Native American,0. 2% Asian,0. 2% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 5% of the population. 31. 3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18,7. 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24,25. 8% were from 25 to 44,29. 5% were from 45 to 64, and 13. 8% were 65 years of age or older.
The gender makeup of the city was 46. 1% male and 53. 9% female, as of the census of 2000, there were 11,271 people,4,388 households, and 2,966 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,573.2 people per square mile, there were 4,550 housing units at an average density of 1,038.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 53. 73% White,44. 41% African American,0. 20% Native American,0. 26% Asian,0. 02% Pacific Islander,0. 31% from other races, and 1. 07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 67% of the population,29. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the family size was 2.93. In the city, the population was out with 24. 1% under the age of 18,8. 2% from 18 to 24,29. 8% from 25 to 44,20. 2% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males, the median income for a household in the city was $40,007, and the median income for a family was $44,314.
Males had an income of $34,909 versus $26,202 for females
Lake St. Louis, Missouri
The City of Lake St. Louis is a planned community situated around two lakes between Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 in western St. Charles County, United States. The population was 14,545 as of the 2010 US Census, Lake St. Louis is a suburb of St. Louis. In January 1961, Ellis Ellerman and Ira Nathan begin developing plans for a resort community. The vision was for a resort with a lake large enough for recreation. Ellerman and Nathan hired engineers to begin the planning of the lake and community. Ellerman and Nathan formed Trails Lake Development Corp. in 1962, and by August 31 of that year,10 lots had already sold in the project. Ellerman and Nathan lacked adequate financing and business experience, and they found themselves in over their heads on the project. Ellerman and Nathan were soon joined by other investors to keep the project afloat. Crow felt the location of Lake St. Louis, between two highways, I-70 and Rt. 61, and the growth of St. Louis justified building a new town. He investigated the idea of new towns, including visiting many others in the east, in the end, Crow bought out the other three investors who were part of The Healey Discount Corp.
and he became the sole developer of the Lake St. Louis development. St. Charles County approved the plan for Lake St. Louis in April 1967. People who had purchased lots from the first developers were given credits for lots in the new Lake St. Louis project, the first residents of Lake St. Louis were the Neal family, who moved to an existing home on the property in January,1968. Gene Neal became a president of one of Crows companies. Son Mike played the boy of various families in the developments television and print advertising. By 1969, the 85-acre Lake Ste, the 9-hole, 3-par golf course, tennis courts and pool were open. Construction on the dam for the 600-acre Lake St. Louis and it was completed in 1972, and Crow filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1974 - an action brought on in part by the energy crisis. Interstate highway speeds were reduced from 70 to 55 mph, the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River was closed partially while the second bridge was added
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution and it was founded by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soilers in 1854. The Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern States for most of the period between 1860 and 1932, there have been 19 Republican presidents, the most from any one party. The Republican Partys current ideology is American conservatism, which contrasts with the Democrats more progressive platform, its platform involves support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, fiscal conservatism, a strong national defense and restrictions on labor unions. In addition to advocating for economic policies, the Republican Party is socially conservative. As of 2017, the GOP is documented as being at its strongest position politically since 1928, in addition to holding the Presidency, the Republicans control the 115th United States Congress, having majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The party holds a majority of governorships and state legislatures, the main cause was opposition to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise by which slavery was kept out of Kansas. The Northern Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil, the first public meeting of the general anti-Nebraska movement where the name Republican was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20,1854, in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. The name was chosen to pay homage to Thomas Jeffersons Republican Party. The first official party convention was held on July 6,1854, in Jackson and it oversaw the preserving of the union, the end of slavery, and the provision of equal rights to all men in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861–1877. The Republicans initial base was in the Northeast and the upper Midwest, with the realignment of parties and voters in the Third Party System, the strong run of John C. Fremont in the 1856 United States presidential election demonstrated it dominated most northern states, early Republican ideology was reflected in the 1856 slogan free labor, free land, free men, which had been coined by Salmon P.
Chase, a Senator from Ohio. Free labor referred to the Republican opposition to labor and belief in independent artisans. Free land referred to Republican opposition to the system whereby slaveowners could buy up all the good farm land. The Party strove to contain the expansion of slavery, which would cause the collapse of the slave power, representing the fast-growing western states, won the Republican nomination in 1860 and subsequently won the presidency. The party took on the mission of preserving the Union, and destroying slavery during the American Civil War, in the election of 1864, it united with War Democrats to nominate Lincoln on the National Union Party ticket. The partys success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s and those who felt that Reconstruction had been accomplished and was continued mostly to promote the large-scale corruption tolerated by President Ulysses S. Grant ran Horace Greeley for the presidency. The Stalwarts defended Grant and the system, the Half-Breeds led by Chester A.
Arthur pushed for reform of the civil service in 1883
Missouri Democratic Party
The Missouri Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Missouri. The party Chairman is Roy Temple, who has been chair since 2013, Temple was re-elected to another term as chair February 7,2015. The Missouri Democratic Party politics were characterized by cultural, economic. The dispute was whether the US should join the League of Nations or not. Reed strongly opposed this while President Wilson was a supporter in favor of it. This question led to debate in many states but none was so affected as Missouri, mainly the dispute was over president Wilsons will to form a strong national leadership, while Reed wanted more state control. The supporters for the President mainly resided in the rural parts of the state. Another big issue within Democratic politics was the prohibition issue, in the state of Missouri, wet candidates tended to win office, although dry candidates were found both in the Democratic and the Republican party. The African-American part of the population, who earlier had favored GOP.
This was partly caused by the Democratic Partys 1928 backing of Joseph L. McLemore for Congress, contributing to the change was the Republicans inability to handle the Great Depression. During the phase-out of the party bosses, power moved from Kansas City to St. Louis which had been a Democratic city since 1933, the state of Missouri hasnt seen such high growth in population during the past decades as other states. This has led to a political influence today than earlier. In the 2008 election Missouri held 11 votes having held 13 in the 1960 election, in the 2010 election the Missouri democratic party won three of the nine House of Representatives districts. That is a loss of one seat comparing with the 2008 House of Representative election, on a national level Missouri is known as a swing state. Harry S. Truman is probably the most influential person in the history of the Missouri Democratic Party, Truman played an important role in Missouri politics after the depression in 1929. He was one of the main beneficiares of the powerful Tom Pendergast organization, the backing of the organization helped Truman secure Missouris senator seat in the 1932 election.
Truman on, in 1944, got elected president to Franklin D. Roosevelt. After Roosevelts death Missouri got its first President when Truman remained in the seat even after the 1948 election, especially the African-American part of the population, appreciative of Roosevelts New Deal and Trumans Fair Deal program, stayed loyal to the Democratic Party
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U. S. state of Missouri. It is located approximately 115 miles southeast of St. Louis and 175 miles north of Memphis, as of the 2010 U. S. Census, the citys population was 37,941, making it the 16th-largest city in Missouri, and the largest city in Southeast Missouri. An emerging college town, it is the home of Southeast Missouri State University, the city is named after Jean Baptiste de Girardot, who established a temporary trading post in the area around 1733. He was a French soldier stationed at Kaskaskia between 1704–1720 in the French colony of La Louisiane, the Cape in the city name referred to a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River, it was destroyed by railroad construction. As early as 1765, a bend in the Mississippi River, had been referred to as Cape Girardot or Girardeau. Also in 1793, Baron Carondelet granted land near Cape Girardeau to the Black Bob Band of the Hathawekela Shawnee, the Band became known as the Cape Girardeau Shawnee.
They successfully resisted removal to Indian Territory with the rest of the Shawnee tribe until 1833, in 1799, American settlers founded the first English school west of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau at a landmark called Mount Tabor, named by the settlers for the Biblical Mount Tabor. The town of Cape Girardeau was incorporated in 1808, prior to Missouri statehood and it was reincorporated as a city in 1843. During the Civil War, the city was the site of the Battle of Cape Girardeau on April 26,1863, the Union and Confederate armies engaged in a minor four-hour skirmish, each sustaining casualties generally believed to be in the low double-digits. For years travelers had to use ferries to cross the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, in September 1928 a bridge was completed between Missouri and Illinois. Built to accommodate cars, it was 20 feet wide under standards of the time, the Old Federal Courthouse, located at Broadway and Fountain Streets and built in the late 1940s, was the subject of a U. S.
Supreme Court case when it was being developed. In United States v. Carmack,329 U. S.230, in December 2003, the Old Bridge was succeeded by a new four-lane cable-stay bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. Its official name is The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, honoring former U. S. Rep. Bill Emerson The two towers of the bridge reach a height of approximately 91 meters. The Old Bridge was completed in September 1928 to replace a ferry and was only 20 feet wide, the Old Bridge was demolished after the Emerson Bridge opened. The City of Cape Girardeau was recognized in January 2008 by First Lady Laura Bush as a Preserve America Community for its work in surveying and protecting historic buildings, as well as. The city is known to some as The City of Roses because of a 9-mile stretch of highway that was lined with dozens of rose bushes. Although there used to be many prominent rose gardens around the community, the city is known as Cape Girardeau, Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales, due to the history of the town and the Mississippi River.
Numerous murals commemorate the citys history, the largest is the Mississippi River Tales Mural, located on the citys downtown floodwall
Mokane is a small city in Callaway County, United States. Near the Missouri River, the weather is humid in the summer, the population was 185 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, mokane was a station on the Missouri and Eastern Railway, from which it derives its name Early variant names were Smiths Landing and St. Anbert/St. Mokane is located at 38°40′34″N 91°52′28″W and it is located on the north bank of the Missouri River at mile 123.4. The Katy Trail, a rails-to-trails hiking/biking path, runs through the town, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 185 people,73 households, the population density was 637.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 87 housing units at a density of 300.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97. 8% White,0. 5% Native American, hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 6% of the population. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 26.8 years. 31. 4% of residents were under the age of 18, 14% were between the ages of 18 and 24,29. 3% were from 25 to 44,18. 3% were from 45 to 64, and 7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44. 9% male and 55. 1% female, as of the census of 2000, there were 188 people,77 households, and 48 families residing in the city, including the Weber household. The population density was 628.6 people per square mile, there were 91 housing units at an average density of 304.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98. 94% White,0. 53% Native American and 0. 53% Asian, hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 53% of the population. 29. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00. Mokanes population is out, with 28. 7% under the age of 18,8. 0% from 18 to 24,31. 4% from 25 to 44,18. 6% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 32 years, for every 100 females, there are 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males, the median income for a household in the city was $55,625, and the median income for a family was $73,750
Jefferson City, Missouri
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. It is the county seat of Cole County and the city of the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson City is named for Thomas Jefferson, the president of the United States. Jefferson City currently holds the title of Americas Most Beautiful Small Town, Jefferson City is on the northern edge of the Ozark Plateau on the southern side of the Missouri River in a region known as Mid-Missouri. It is at the edge of one of the major wine-producing regions of the Midwest. Often referred to as Jeff, many of Jefferson Citys primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, Jefferson City is home to Lincoln University, a public historically black land-grant university founded in 1866 by the 62nd Regiment of U. S. Colored Troops with additional support from the 65th Regiment of U. S, in pre-Columbian times, this region was home of an ancient people known only as the Mound Builders.
They were no longer present by the time of the first white settlers, when the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, St. Louis was Missouris seat of government, and St. Charles would serve as the next capital. In the middle of the state, Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821 when Thomas Jefferson was still living, the village first was called Lohmans Landing, and when the legislature decided to relocate there, they proposed the name Missouriopolis before settling on Jefferson City. For years, this village was more than a trading post located in the wilderness about midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1825, the settlement was incorporated as a city and a year later, Jefferson City was chosen as the site of a state prison. This prison, named the Missouri State Penitentiary, opened in 1836 and this prison was home to multiple infamous Americans, including former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, assassin James Earl Ray, and bank robber Charles Pretty Boy Floyd. During the Civil War, Jefferson City was occupied by Union troops, some of the legislators reconvened in Neosho and passed an ordinance of secession.
Missouri was claimed by both the Confederacy and the Union, just like the neighboring state Kentucky, German immigrants created vineyards in small towns on either side of the Missouri River, especially on the north from the city east to Marthasville, located outside of St. Louis. Known as the Missouri Rhineland for its vineyards and first established by German immigrants in the mid-1800s, this region has become part of the agricultural and tourist economy. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 37.58 square miles. Jefferson City has a climate between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate with hot, rainy summers and cold winters. Thunderstorms are common in both the spring and summer, light snow is common during the winter, although about half of wintertime precipitation falls as rain
An upper house, sometimes called a Senate, is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. The house formally designated as the house is usually smaller. Examples of upper houses in countries include the UKs House of Lords, Canadas Senate, Indias Rajya Sabha, Russias Federation Council, Irelands Seanad, Germanys Bundesrat, a legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral. An upper house is different from the lower house in at least one of the following respects, Powers, In a parliamentary system. Therefore, in countries the Upper House votes on only limited legislative matters. Cannot vote a motion of no confidence against the government, while the house always can. In a presidential system, It may have equal or nearly equal power with the lower house and it may have specific powers not granted to the lower house. For example, It may give advice and consent to some executive decisions and it may have the sole power to try impeachments against officials of the executive, following enabling resolutions passed by the lower house.
Status, In some countries, its members are not popularly elected, membership may be indirect and its members may be elected with a different voting system than that used to elect the lower house. Less populated states, provinces, or administrative divisions may be represented in the upper house than in the lower house. Members terms may be longer than in the house. Members may be elected in portions, for staggered terms, rather than all at one time, in some countries, the upper house cannot be dissolved at all, or can be dissolved only in more limited circumstances than the lower house. It typically has fewer members or seats than the lower house and it has usually a higher age of candidacy than the lower house. In parliamentary systems the upper house is seen as an advisory or revising chamber. Some or all of the restrictions are often placed on upper houses. No absolute veto of proposed legislation, though suspensive vetoes are permitted in some states, in countries where it can veto legislation, it may not be able to amend the proposals.
A reduced or even absent role in initiating legislation, additionally, a Government must have the consent of both to remain in office, a position which is known as perfect bicameralism or equal bicameralism. An example is the British House of Lords, bills can only be delayed for up to one year before the Commons can use the Parliament Act, although economic bills can only be delayed for one month
St. Louis is an independent city and major U. S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. Prior to European settlement, the area was a regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, in 1764, following Frances defeat in the Seven Years War, the area was ceded to Spain and retroceded back to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase, during the 19th century, St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River. In the 1870 Census, St. Louis was ranked as the 4th-largest city in the United States and it separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics, the economy of metro St. Louis relies on service, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.
This city has become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, the city is commonly identified with the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis. The area that would become St. Louis was a center of the Native American Mississippian culture and their major regional center was at Cahokia Mounds, active from 900 AD to 1500 AD. Due to numerous major earthworks within St. Louis boundaries, the city was nicknamed as the Mound City and these mounds were mostly demolished during the citys development. Historic Native American tribes in the area included the Siouan-speaking Osage people, whose territory extended west, European exploration of the area was first recorded in 1673, when French explorers Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette traveled through the Mississippi River valley. Five years later, La Salle claimed the region for France as part of La Louisiane. The earliest European settlements in the area were built in Illinois Country on the east side of the Mississippi River during the 1690s and early 1700s at Cahokia, migrants from the French villages on the opposite side of the Mississippi River founded Ste.
In early 1764, after France lost the 7 Years War, Pierre Laclède, the early French families built the citys economy on the fur trade with the Osage, as well as with more distant tribes along the Missouri River. The Chouteau brothers gained a monopoly from Spain on the fur trade with Santa Fe, French colonists used African slaves as domestic servants and workers in the city. In 1780 during the American Revolutionary War, St. Louis was attacked by British forces, mostly Native American allies, the founding of St. Louis began in 1763. Pierre Laclede led an expedition to set up a fur-trading post farther up the Mississippi River, before then, Laclede had been a very successful merchant. For this reason, he and his trading partner Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent were offered monopolies for six years of the fur trading in that area