Samuel J. Cummings, III

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Samuel Cummings
Candidate for
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ward 7
Elections and appointments
Last electionMarch 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthSt. Louis, MO
Campaign website
Samuel Cummings was a 2015 Democratic candidate for Ward 7 of the St. Louis, Missouri Board of Aldermen. In 2012, Cummings was a Democratic candidate for District 78 of the Missouri House of Representatives.


Cummings is a St. Louis, MO native, growing up in Soulard near the intersection of Russell and Broadway. He works with the local business community to encourage this via job creation and the development of opportunities for growth. Cummings currently sits on the consulting boards for Center of Advancement for African American Businesses and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

He graduated from St. Louis University High School and Saint Louis University. Cummings says the "Jesuit tradition has shaped his mission, platform and style as a progressive leader."[1]


Campaign themes


Cummings listed the following as themes of his campaign.[1]

Protect/Support Public Education

"I am a real champion for Public Education; fighting to implement successful solutions that improve student learning, such as, FREE early childhood education for ALL starting at age 3."[1]

Provide New Solutions to Old Problems

"I will implement bold ideas like Free Wireless Internet Access and Vertical Urban Farming systems in our district, to save taxpayer dollars and provide more efficient services."[1]

Create Diverse Economic Development

"I will engage the business community to develop real opportunities for retraining and provide the optimal support necessary for small businesses to create JOBS."[1]



See also: St. Louis, Missouri municipal elections, 2015

The city of St. Louis, Missouri held elections for Board of Aldermen on April 7, 2015. A primary election took place on March 3, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 2, 2015.[2]

In the Democratic primary election for Ward 7, candidates included John Coatar, Chelsea Merta and Samuel J. Cummings, III. Coatar ran unopposed in the general election.[3] Ward 7 incumbent Phyllis Young resigned from office in December 2014.[4]
St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Ward 7 Democratic Primary, 2015
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coatar 57.3% 593
Chelsea Merta 24.3% 252
Samuel J. Cummings, III 18.4% 190
Total Votes 1,035
Source: St. Louis Board of Elections - Primary Election Results


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cummings ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 78. Cummings was defeated by incumbent Penny V. Hubbard in the August 7 primary election.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPenny V. Hubbard Incumbent 46.9% 1,737
Ruth Ehresman 34% 1,258
Samuel J. Cummings, III 19.1% 706
Total Votes 3,701

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