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Wed Apr 3, 2024, 12:01 AM Apr 3

Right-wing candidates defeated in school board elections across St. Louis area [View all]

Source: STL Post Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — Voters defeated conservative candidates across the St. Louis region Tuesday in a sweeping rebuke of right-wing efforts to gain control of local school boards.

None of the 13 candidates endorsed by right-wing radio talk show host Marc Cox won their races after campaigning against what he called a “woke agenda” in schools.

Retired teacher Carolie Owens and pastor Steven Blair won two open seats in Francis Howell, where a conservative majority has moved to eliminate diversity, equity and inclusion programming in the St. Charles County district over the last three years.

Owens and Blair defeated retired U.S. Navy Officer Sam Young and small business owner Adriana Kuhn, marking the first losses for Francis Howell Families, a conservative political action committee founded in 2021. The local teachers' union and competing PAC Francis Howell Forward supported Owens and Blair.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/government-politics/elections/right-wing-candidates-defeated-in-school-board-elections-across-st-louis-area/article_f3cddcd2-f05d-11ee-8592-278f840525a7.html?fbclid=IwAR04hQf8YybOf__IUeI_HkIjn7oq19IEQf3Iszj4GVJaX5sjpV4aoQ37mAI_aem_ASHJIYceC7LOcWrzfj7ubvkJ1dDHisjtq5bOB6I69S4hrEzZ5EFg3G-fUIyCYph3M0vx4wSg1JthP2rrwwvFJ2s7#tracking-source=home-top-story

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