My letter this morning to members of the St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee:
I am respectfully requesting that our Central Committee meet as soon as possible to discuss the matter of Sharon Carpenter’s resignation as Recorder of Deeds, her unfortunate decision to continue a campaign for re-election, and today’s appointment of Alderwoman Jennifer Florida as Recorder, and the issue of her run for Recorder as an Independent in the November election.
It does not make sense for Recorder Florida to step down as alderwoman to be Recorder for a mere five months. Barring another announcement that the Mayor is appointing Florida to another post on January 1st, an Independent bid by her would seem probable regardless of who wins the primary.
Democratic Party officials do not help elect Independent candidates. Central Committee needs to have a discussion about that.
The news regarding former Recorder Carpenter will only get worse. All wards should work together to make sure that she does not receive the nomination.
Edward McFowland 314-600-1261
Democratic Candidate for Recorder of Deeds