Ernie's legal experience and skills litigating before the judicial branch of government, including arguing cases before United States Courts of Appeal, along with his work with the Committee on Interstate & Foreign Commerce at the U.S. House of Representatives, provides a rare District 6 candidate. Ernie is skilled, knowledgeable, and equipped to be the assertive voice District 6 needs at this time. For far too long South County has not been represented properly in St. Louis County government. His character is solid and his convictions are strong. If elected, District 6 and St. Louis County government will be affected and influenced by Ernie Trakas' efforts to stabilize and restore a bright future for St. Louis County.
Married - wife, Lori; daughter, Allyson.
With my varied legal experiences, work ethic, convictions of right and wrong, and, most importantly, your vote and active engagement, we can restore the voice of the people in Council District 6 and remain vigilant over the people's rights and business concerns in our area and the entire St. Louis County.
Grew up in the Nation's Capital.
Educated by the Sisters of Mercy, Christian Brothers, and Jesuits leading to a law degree from George Mason University.
Worked at the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative aide.
Public Defender in the U.S. District Court of Columbia.
Served as Counsel to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce coordinating and preparing legislation.
Represented members of the United Transportation Union & Brotherhood of the Locomotive Engineers in job related claims.
For the last twenty years represented students, public school districts, colleges, and universities in disability based discrimination cases in federal courts.