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.”

  • Gregory Diener endorsed

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

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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”

  • 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.”

November 22, 2016

Giving Thanks

This is the week in which we come together with our families to show our appreciation for our blessings, none of which are greater than family itself.

I spent some time Saturday at the Demetrius Johnson Charitable Foundation's annual turkey giveaway. This great event brings together St. Louisans of privilege to help serve St. Louisans in need. There are many other similar events across our city during this time of year.

I was reminded of the words of Franklin Roosevelt:

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."

How do we define success or greatness in our city? I define it by how well we meet the needs of all of our people.

We have work to do, friends. Take this week to rest and be grateful for all you have. Then resolve yourself to work even harder to help our city meet the needs of those who have less.

Thank you for your friendship and support. And Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.

- Antonio

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Laban King endorsed

  • 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

  • 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

  • Damen Alexander endorsed

  • 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

  • Jason Coleman endorsed

  • Richard Chatterton endorsed

  • Mary Andrews endorsed

  • Matt Welker endorsed