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Aldridge takes 78th Missouri House seat in special election

ST. LOUIS – A special election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the city has designated 5th Ward Democratic committeeman Rasheen Aldridge as the new representative for Missouri’s 78th House district.

Aldridge, 25, was the only candidate on the ballot. He works in the city recorder of deeds office and was a member of the Ferguson Commission.

Mark Comfort, the 20th Ward Republican committeeman, registered as a write-in candidate but apparently didn’t file the necessary paperwork with the Missouri Secretary of State to be listed, even as a write-in.

Aldridge said Monday on Twitter, “I am excited and ready to serve the wonderful people of the 78 Dist.”

The open Missouri seat was that of fellow Democrat Bruce Franks, who resigned from the state legislature on July 31, citing issues with his mental health.

The 78th District stretches along the Mississippi River from Old North St. Louis on the north to the Dutchtown area on the south, and includes downtown.

June Heath

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