Best Local Politician

Shane Cohn

AN ORDINANCE TO CONSIDER WHICH PERSON SHALL HEREAFTER BE KNOWN AS THE PREEMINENT OFFICIAL ELECTED TO SERVE A POPULATION LOCAL TO THE CITY, COUNTY OR REGION OF ST. LOUIS, IN THE YEAR OF 2013:

WHEREAS, Shane Cohn, Alderman representing the 25th Ward of the City of St. Louis is the city's first openly gay elected official; and WHEREAS, Cohn actively engages with local residents via his Twitter account; and WHEREAS, Cohn does not seem to view his ward as a personal fiefdom; and WHEREAS, Cohn has fought to bring campaign-contribution limits back to city elections; and WHEREAS, Cohn led the effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in St. Louis; and WHEREAS, Cohn has demonstrated a willingness to challenge the monolithic status quo in local politics; BE IT ORDAINED BY THE RIVERFRONT TIMES AS FOLLOWS: By unanimous consent, Alderman Shane Cohn is hereby named Best Local Politician.

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