The Quiet Storm
Councilwoman Stephanie Villega
Councilwoman Stephanie Villega represents South St. Louis. She isn’t what you would expect from a mostly Hispanic ward. Her district is split up so that the demographics of her seat are 58% Hispanic, with White, Non-Hispanic coming in at 24% as the next largest section. She however is a young, blonde, blue-eyed woman who married a young Hispanic man during her time in college. She is a teacher in the area, and her husband owns a small but profitable home renovation company. She is believed to be impartial to any of the strife, but this current term ran on a platform that involved making school districts offer Spanish speaking classrooms to teach English to students, and other things that seem to encourage more of the Hispanic community from East St. Louis to relocate into St. Louis. This is seen by many to possibly bring more of the Red Court’s influence into St. Louis proper.