Assist the Committee To Elect Errol S. Bush

A Campaign for the 85th District, Missouri


Greetings I am Errol Bush, a Democrat running for State Representative in the 85th State Representative District. I am the best candidate for the job because of my life experiences, political leadership, and a career in community service.

After volunteering on the Jesse Jackson’s campaign, I became fascinated with the political process. This sparked my desire to serve and so began my political career.

I served as an alderman, in Northwoods, for 8 years. I was then elected Mayor and served for 8 years. After 4 year break, in service (2003 – 2006), I was again elected as alderman in 2007. I still serve in that position and additionally serve as Northwood Housing Chairman. As mayor I had many accomplishments:Housing Chairman.  As mayor I had many accomplishments:

  • Changed a truck ordinance that lets trucks park in residential driveways Acquired a leaf machine for residential leaf collection
  • Reconstructed the North Pasadena Retaining Wall
  • Secured grant of $598,000 to complete major road construction on North Pasadena and Nelson Drive

My commitment is to bring the resources of the state to our district to benefit every community and neighborhood and keep constituents informed of the issues that will impact them. I will be active in all of the communities in the 85th district and most of all I will have an open door policy. I will listen, evaluate, and execute. Your interests will guide my decisions.

Some of the most pressing issues I have identified are:

  • Address and advocate for Medicaid Expansion
  • Monitor the School Transfer Legislation (Normandy School District) Advocate for local government
  • Find solutions to help reduce violent crime
  • Oppose all legislation that has a negative impact on the 85th district

I will advocate and use my office to be a voice, on the issues and concerns, that affect the communities in the 85th district.

Political Memberships:

  • Fannie Lou Hammer Political Group – Member Black Elected County Officials (BECO) – Treasurer
  • 70th State Representative District – In-district Assistant St. Louis County Municipal League – Executive Director Mid-County Partners for Progress – Director
  • Castle Point Association -Board of Director Nonnandy Township Democratic Club – Member
  • Alderman Northwoods: 1987-1995 (4 terms) and 2007 -Present
  • Mayor Northwoods: 1995-2003 (4 terms)

Political Activism

I have decades of political experience and activism. I have worked with Democratic candidates at all levels of government and several ballot issues.

  • Jesse Jackson – President of the US Claire Mc Cask:i.11 – US Senate Cori A. Bush – US Senate
  • Bob Gipson – State Representative
  • John Bowman – State Representative, State Senate, Alderman Ted Hoskins – Mayor, State Representative, State Senate Charlie Dooley – St. Louis County Executive
  • Hazel Erby – St. Louis County Council Kyra Watson – Mayor of Berkeley
  • Passage of Prop N, Normandy Schools Collaborative- Communication Committee


  • Ernest and DeVerne Calloway Award – Coalition of Black Trade Unions
  • Excellence in Leadership – National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Distinguished Service – Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • St. Louis County Human Services County Youth Program Bravo Award

Community Service

  • Ernest and DeVerne Calloway Award – Coalition of Black Trade Unions
  • Excellence in Leadership – National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Distinguished Service – Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • St. Louis County Human Services County Youth Program Bravo Award


  • Received the Community Service Award from the Normandy Municipal Council. I worked with the St. Louis County Council to add $750,000 to a park improvement bond issue for further development of St. Vincent Park. The bond issue passed and a community center was built for indoor sports and general community use.
  • Initiated the 21st Century Youth Program that includes 14 municipalities, St. Louis County, and the Urban League partnered with the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. This partnership develops academic skill, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills for youth 12-16 every swnmer.
  • Partnered with Six Flags of St. Louis to host a hiring workshop at Northwoods City Hall to provide summer employment for Northwoods youth.


I grew up in St. Louis city and was raised, in a loving home, bymy grandparents. I later moved in with my mother and stepfather. My mother was a nurse aid and my stepfiither was a butcher. I lived in South and North Saint Louis and attended Saint public scho-ols. I received·a great education attending St. Louis Public Schools. Both neighborhoods were nurturing and compassionate communities. These communities were molded by 2 parent families as well as extended frunilies. Every01ie knew each other.

TI1ese neighborhoods were a village.

I went to church every Sunday and attended vacation bible school during the summers. My faith is very much a part of who I am today.

When I start.ed my family l moved to the City of Northwoods. I have lived here for 39 years and raised 3 children that attended schools in the Nonnandy School District and parochial schools. I have 4 grandchildre_n and enjoy spending time with them. I believe in staying physically tit and am at the YMCA regularly.

I started my political career in Northwoods by getting elected as alderman and $erved in

that position for 8 years then I was elected Mayor and served for 8 years.


Better Family Life, Inc. – Job Developer 20 years – In this position, I offer fitting employment opportunities, vocational training, mentoring and encouragement.

National Super Markets – Apprentice and Journeyman Meat Cutter 20 years – I gained customer service skills and learned how to cut meat for consumer use. I was a member of the Meat Cutters Union Local 88 for over 20 years.

Member of the United Food Workers for Affirmative Action and Fair Employment. The organization was formed to bring about fair and just changes to eliminate employment and job discrimination against minorities.


  • St. Louis Public Schools attended Beaumont High School received a GED
  • Attends St. Louis Community College for Continuing Education classes for  personal development and leadership classes.
  • St Louis Community College at Meramec – Horticulture Program


  • Licensed Realtor
  • REED REALTOR – First Time Homebuyer Consultant


  • Victory Christian Outreach Church – Usher
  • Prince Hall Mason Trinity Lodge #10
  • Enjoys jogging and staying physically fit
  • Enjoy growing and reproducing tropical plants

Community Service:

  • St. Louis Board of Realtors – Legislative Committee
  • Melba Block Unit – Chairman
  • Normandy Athletic Association – President
  • Northwoods Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Founder
  • Meals on Wheels – Volunteer Driver