Why you should support Antonio French

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorses Antonio French for Mayor!

"The March 7 mayoral primaries offer St. Louisans a basic choice: Maintain an unacceptable status quo or take a chance on a substantially new direction. Democratic voters’ best option to put our city on a better course is to choose 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French.

We remind readers that this newspaper isn’t in the business of predicting winners or losers. Our job is to interview the candidates and advise the public on the best choice based on their answers, temperament, experience and preparedness.

French, 39, stands out by far among the top tier of candidates for the energy and leadership qualities St. Louisans should demand in their next mayor."

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  • Dennis Ellis endorsed

    “He is a smart progressive who implements his plans and has a history of doing so. The other options are stagnant and will lead to more of the same.”

  • Delores Sisson endorsed

    “The right choice for change begins and ends with Antonio French as mayor for St Louis. Join me. Choose the right change by choosing Antonio French. Vote vote for change.”

  • Frank Donahue endorsed

    “Because he's not in it for himself. He's genuine.”

Dec 14 2016

Antonio's Plan to Reduce Violent Crime

In October, USA Today reported that St. Louis had once again been named the "most dangerous city in America". Now, whether or not St. Louis is indeed the most dangerous city is the subject of much debate. But regardless, what is clearly true is that there are way too many people being shot and killed in our city. And it's been getting worse in recent years, not better.

Antonio developed a plan to reduce violent crime over a year ago. He urged the current administration to adopt it. They refused, instead choosing to stick their heads in the sand again. But when they came pushing a plan to help build a new football stadium to keep the NFL in St. Louis, Antonio blocked the bill until they adopted a plan.

The plan that the current mayor adopted included only a few parts of Antonio's plan, and even those few parts haven't been effectively implemented by the current police chief (who Antonio has called on to resign and be replaced with someone selected from a national pool of applicants). As the old saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

It's time for new leadership. St. Louis deserves a mayor who understands the neighborhoods most affected by violent crime. Someone who knows the needs of the community. Antonio's comprehensive crime plan calls for investments to transform the conditions that exist in the 15 neighborhoods that account for 60% of the violent crime in the city.

Learn more at www.comprehensiveplan.org.

And WATCH OUR LATEST VIDEO on crime and how to effectively fight it by investing in jobs, neighborhoods, kids, and repairing the broken relationship between police and the community.

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  • Dennis Ellis endorsed

    “He is a smart progressive who implements his plans and has a history of doing so. The other options are stagnant and will lead to more of the same.”

  • Haden M. Smith endorsed

  • Mike McCoy endorsed

  • Delores Sisson endorsed

    “The right choice for change begins and ends with Antonio French as mayor for St Louis. Join me. Choose the right change by choosing Antonio French. Vote vote for change.”

  • Virginia Franklin endorsed

  • Lorraine and Valerie Hirschberg endorsed

  • Melissa Ritchey endorsed

  • Frank Donahue endorsed

    “Because he's not in it for himself. He's genuine.”

  • Duncan Cooper endorsed

  • Drew Fleming endorsed

  • Gregory Diener endorsed

    “we need a voice for the voiceless more than ever.”

  • Eric Rakestraw endorsed

  • Yvonne M Ming endorsed

  • James A, Keys endorsed

  • Barbara Shaurette endorsed

    “I support Antonio French because he's been an outstanding community leader, not just on a local level, but on the national stage as well.”

  • Patrick Cook endorsed

  • Bassem Masri endorsed

    “As one of the many voices of the Ferguson movement Antonio French marched side by side with me in the name of freedom. He is a man of integrity and will be the perfect man to lead our great city.”

  • Geordan Neinstein endorsed

  • Jose daLuz endorsed

  • Cheryl Smith-Brown endorsed

    “Antonio stays focused on addressing the problems African Americans have been going through in the city of St. Louis for over 100 years or more. When everyone is treated fairly life will be better for everyone. Go Antonio.. I stand with you, Dr. Cheryl Smith-Brown”

  • Feddy endorsed

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  • Mary Ann McGivern endorsed

    “Pope Francis declared this a Year of Mercy. Mercy is a willingness to enter into chaos. Antonio is always willing to enter into the chaos around him, sharing what he has and making a path to something better.”

  • Julie Dill endorsed

  • Richard Chatterton endorsed

  • Mary Andrews endorsed

  • Matt Welker endorsed

  • Matthew Hurst endorsed

  • Drake Fierge endorsed

  • Meghan Flannery endorsed

  • Duncan Cooper endorsed

  • Jason Coleman endorsed

  • Anitra D Arms endorsed

    “I endorse Antonio French because he what our city needs to help make this city great again. Antonio French cares about St. Louis.”