The 2016 Elections: Do You Know Who You Will Vote For?


By: Beth von Behren on February 5, 2016 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry

Whether you are contemplating the upcoming Kirkwood elections and would like to get to know the candidates better, or are concerned about politics on a national level, your Kirkwood Public Library is here to help!  Kirkwood Public Library is working in partnership with Keep Kirkwood Green, Kirkwood in Bloom and the Kirkwood School District to sponsor two candidate forums for the upcoming City of Kirkwood Elections.

The City Council Candidate Forum will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Robinson Elementary School, 803 Couch Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122, in the cafeteria.  Candidates for City Council are Mark Zimmer, Maggie Duwe, Ellen Edman, Nancy Luetzow, and Kevin O’Brien.

The Mayoral Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Robinson. Candidates for Mayor are Tim Griffin, Scott Stream, and Gina Jaksetic.

The forums will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.  Discover more about the presidential candidates at the Library, where you will find a wide selection of books by and about past, present and potential leaders of our nation.  We also have a collection of the most current news periodicals, as well as access to databases, such as Newsbank, which provides full text for national and international newspapers and magazines and television and radio transcripts.

So please keep your Kirkwood Public Library in mind when you are reflecting on the state of the union, or feel a need to better inform yourself on the politics of the day.  In the words of Thomas Jefferson: We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” 

Lisa Henry is the Director of Operations and is currently reading Pie by Sarah Weeks.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to