Brentwood and Maplewood Voters Hit the Polls
Maplewood-Brentwood Patch caught up with local voters to hear what was important to them.
Maplewood-Brentwood Patch caught up with Brentwood and Maplewood residents outside of the polls today to hear what brought everyone out to vote. We compiled some of the quotes below.
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Kevin Bailey, a 53-year-old resident who works in medical sales, said he supported those who favor smaller government.
Retired Ken Nelson, a 75-year-old resident, came to vote against Proposition B. "I think they did a little false advertising on that, so I did a little research and I voted no," he said.
Jessica Kimmel, a 29-year-old retail store manager, said she voted for change. "I'm a Republican, and so I feel like today was my chance to back the people that I believe should be in office," she said.
Alice Coulter, a 25 year old who works in the financial services industry, said she came to support some people she strongly believed in. "I think Tom Schweich will do a really great job," she said.
Al Cross, a 55-year-old architect, said he voted no on Proposition A. "The city of St. Louis needs the earnings tax, and it's a disaster for anything that puts it at risk," he said.
Robert Klump, a 76-year-old retired resident, said the sate of the economy and the direction of the country needs to be reversed. "I'm basically for kicking everybody out that's in," he said.
Elizabeth McDonald, a 59-year-old field interviewer, said she voted against propositions three and four. "It's a very bad idea for the mayor to have a four-year term, particularly because we are a fourth-class city … so we have no recall of elected officials."
Alex Fees, a 46-year-old television news producer, said he voted against Proposition B and for Proposition A.
Braxton Hodgin, 23, said he wanted to give the Republicans a chance to fix the economy. "I know the Republican message is to cut spending and cut the deficit, so I went that way," he said. "I'll give them a chance, and if they can't turn it around, I'll vote differently next time."
Dan Winder, a 73-year-old retired resident, said he and his wife voted against propositions three and four. "We thought we might as well stick with two years," he said. "If something goes wrong, it's easier to get someone out after two years instead of four."
Peggy Slater, a 46-year-old director of a non-profit organization, said she came to support Proposition B.
Roy Blankenship, a 44-year-old occupational management consultant, said he worked for the Ed Martin campaign and wanted to see Bill Corrigan get elected.
Jessica Bangert, a 28-year-old contract administrator, said she supported Proposition B. "I don't believe in puppy mills," she said. "It's still sickening to me because there's so many abused animals in shelters."
Andrea Horn, a 61-year-old mother and educator, said she voted against propositions three and four.
Amanda Morgan, a 20-year-old hairdresser, said she supported Proposition B.
Joy Calvillo, a 69-year-old retired resident, said she supported Barbara Fraser. "She's a good one," she said.
Paul Nilsen, a 30-year-old resident, said he supported Proposition B.
Eric Lipscomb, a 23-year-old graduate student, said he voted against Proposition A. "I think it would be difficult for the city to recoup that (revenue)."
Dave Bremmer, a 43-year-old salesman, said he voted against Proposition A. "I didn't know how they were going to make up $150 million," he said.
Curt Shephard, a 60-year-old financial consultant, said he voted for those who don't support President Barack Obama.
Steve Fiamingo, a 33-year-old student, said he supported propositions A and B.
Anna Warbello, a 29-year-old student, said she voted against Proposition A.
Marie Koehlinger, a 56-year-old artist, said, "I'd like the top half of the government removed!"
Anita Manion, a 32-year-old college administrator, said she came to take a stand against what she called a right-wing backlash.
Derek Stepanski, a 32-year-old quality manager, said he voted because it was important to him. "We have to vote to set our government the way we want," he said.
Kevin Nash, a 53-year-old bartender, said he supported the Democratic candidates. "I figured we'd give them at least another two years," he said.
Janet Garner, a 55-year-old resident, said the propositions brought her out to vote. "It's a civic duty," she said.
The article has been edited to spell resident Paul Nilsen's name correctly.