Welch wins 7th District race in landslide

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) during a candidates’ forum on March 1 | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Tuesday, March 15, 2016 || By Michael Romain  With 75 of 85 precincts reporting, incumbent State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) has beaten challenger Chris Harris by a landslide. Welch has garnered nearly 65 percent of the vote against Harris, a former Forest Park Commissioner, who has taken in … Continue reading Welch wins 7th District race in landslide

LETTERS: The Economic Winners And Losers of Legalized Gambling; State Rep. Campaign Viewpoints

Thursday, March 10, 2016 || LETTERS  ‘The economic winners and losers of legalized gambling’ is the title of a February 2005 study on the impact of legal gambling.  The study points out that: There does not appear to be any evidence of economic growth in a surrounding community as a result of legalized gambling. Bankruptcy rates, violent crimes, and auto thefts and larceny each increase in … Continue reading LETTERS: The Economic Winners And Losers of Legalized Gambling; State Rep. Campaign Viewpoints

LETTERS: Chris Welch Insults Voters With Campaign Tactics

Thursday, March 3, 2016 || LETTERS My family has  received a robocall  from Emanuel “Chris” Welch  saying that Chris Harris, the democrat who is running against Welch for state representative, is stuffing people’s mailboxes with a newspaper containing lies about  Mr. Welch. So far, my family  has  received  39  mailers  stuffed in our mailbox  from Emanuel  Welch. We have only received one mailing from Harris. … Continue reading LETTERS: Chris Welch Insults Voters With Campaign Tactics