A community session uniting all party candidates in statewide and countywide elections will be held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday, July 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UMSL’s EdCollabitat Room South Campus, located at 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121.

Organized by Alpha, Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters, and NAACP of St. Louis County, this community session will unite all party candidates running for statewide and countywide offices, providing an opportunity for residents to hear directly from those vying to represent them.

Alpha, Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. says the event aims to foster a more informed electorate by allowing candidates to present their platforms and share their views on pressing statewide/community issues.

Candidates confirmed to attend include:


  • (R) – Timothy Wright, Candidate for Missouri Governor
  • (D) – Crystal Quade, MO House of Representative, District 132, Candidate for Missouri Governor

Lt. Governor

  • (R) – Paul Berry III, Candidate for Lt. Governor
  • (D) – Anastasia Ayes, Candidate for Lt. Governor

Secretary of State

  • (D) – Monique Williams, Candidate for Secretary of State
  • ( R) – Denny Hoskin, Candidate for Secretary of State

State Treasurer

  • (R) – Karan Pujji, Candidate for State Treasurer
  • (D) – Mark Osmack, Candidate for State Treasurer

US Senator

  • (R ) – Pending response
  • (D) - Karla May-Candidate for US Senate
  • (R) – Lucas Kunce- Candidate for US Senate

US Congress District 1

  • (D) – Cori Bush, Congresswoman US District 1, Candidate for Congress US District 1
  • (D) – Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecutor, Candidate for US Congress District 1
  • (D) – Maria Chapelle, Candidate for US Congress District 1

US Representative District 2

  • (R) – Pending response
  • (D) – Brandon Daugherty-Candidate for US Congress District 2

St. Louis County Council

District 4

  • (D) – Shalonda Webb, St. Louis County Councilwoman District 4
  • (D) – Rochelle Walton Gray

District 2

  • (D) – Gretchen Bangert
  • (D) – Nicole Greer
  • (D) – Laqueshiah Young

This event is hosted by Capital Consulting Services.

Admission is free and open to the public.