St. Louis Police board post for ex-GOP candidate Spence

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

 CLAYTON, Mo.—A former Republican candidate for Missouri governor has been appointed to a vacancy on the St. Louis County Police Board.

County Executive Charlie Dooley named businessman Dave Spence and the Rev. Freddy J. Clark to the five-member panel Thursday afternoon. Spence replaces former vice chairman Floyd Warmann, who resigned three weeks ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both appointments require approval by the elected County Council. Clark is founder and pastor of the Shalom Church in St. Louis.

The appointments come amid an FBI investigation of a county crime lab construction contract awarded to a company owned by Gregory Sansone, the police board’s chairman.

Sansone’s term has expired, as have those of the other three incumbents. It was not immediately clear whose place Clark will take.

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