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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Eric Greitens won the gubernatorial race in Missouri in his first run for office.  

With election of Eric Greitens, state will have its first Jewish governor

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus November 16, 2016

Missouri has elected Republican Eric Greitens as its first Jewish governor since the Show Me State was admitted to the Union in 1821. It has been a long road for Jewish candidates seeking to move into the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City. The highest...

Missouri Capitol Building

State’s Jewish Democrats face changed political landscape

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer November 16, 2016

Jewish Democrats — and Jewish legislators — will have a harder time preventing Missouri from moving in a more conservative direction following the Republicans’ victory in the governor’s race and retention of control of the State House and Senate.Missouri...

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, seen here posing with Code Pink protesters in 2008, is stressing the economy in her bid for the top Democratic spot on the House Appropriations Committee.

With election months away, bids among Dems for top House committee spots already underway

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 17, 2012

WASHINGTON – Amid the election season tumult, behind-the-scenes campaigns are also underway for who will be the next top Democrats on two key congressional committees -- with Jewish lawmakers in the running for both leadership slots. Two veteran congresswomen,...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Legislators express frustration, cautious hope

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 8, 2012

Three members of the Missouri House of Representatives, all Democrats and all members of the informal "Jewish caucus" in the General Assembly, expressed a combination of frustration at being repeatedly blocked as they seek their legislative goals, and...

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