Breaking schmooze: From Oval Office to St. Louis County Council?
By Deb Peterson
Of the Post-Dispatch
RIDING THE Z-TRAIN: Big names are lining up behind a relatively new name on the Democratic scene -- Jake Zimmerman. Zimmy, as he is affectionately know, is laying tracks for a run at the St. Louis County Council seat now occupied by Kurt Odenwald. The Clayton High grad is former deputy chief legal counsel to ex-guv Bob Holden and former assistant attorney general to Jay Nixon. He even has a modest national profile, having interned for Bill Clinton in 1996 -- an interesting time in the Oval Office. Young Zimmy, who celebrated birthday No. 31 this week, is getting support from the barristers at his current employer, top-shelf law firm Thompson Coburn, including former Sen. Thomas Eagleton. Word is that Zimmerman already has raised more than $80,000 for what is expected to be a pricey election in '06.
Remember - checks can be sent to:
Citizens for Jake Zimmerman
c/o Molly McCoy
421 Jackson Ave.
University City, MO 63130
Contirbution limit is $600 per person.