Antonio D. French

4521 Athlone Ave
St. Louis, MO 63115
(314) 779-9958
antonio@antoniofrench.com

EDUCATION

Washington University in St. Louis
Executive MBA

Auburn University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

 

Experience

Alderman, City of St. Louis (2009-2017)
Served two terms on the city council. First elected in 2009, defeating a 15-year incumbent. Re-elected in 2013 with 80.16% of the vote. Passed landmark legislation creating the city's Civilian Oversight Board.

President and Founder, The North Campus Partnership (2012-present)
The North Campus Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides after-school programs for low-income children. Our campus is made of three neighborhoods in north St. Louis City. The Partnership also develops vacant commercial properties, transforming them into places of learning for children. 

Deputy Communications Director, Hillary for Missouri (2016)
Served as deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton's Missouri campaign during the 2016 Democratic primary, which we won by 0.2% of the vote.

Publisher, The NorthSider Newspaper (2010-present)
Publisher of a monthly community newspaper with a circulation of 50,000.

President and Founder, #HealSTL (2014-present)
Founded in August 2014 during the unrest in Ferguson, MO, #HealSTL is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote racial equity and heal the wounds of division in the St. Louis community.

Principal, A D French & Associates LLC (2004-2009)
Managed numerous political campaigns for candidates for local and state offices. Won 91.7% of races (11/12). Designed mailings, campaign literature, and websites for numerous political campaigns. Drafted speeches, press releases, and campaign plans for various candidates and elected officials.

Editor-in-Chief, St. Louis Argus (2003-2004)
Editor of the oldest black newspaper west of the Mississippi River. Revived the 100 year-old newspaper and led the transition to digital publishing.

Reporter, St. Louis Suburban Journals (2002-2003)
Education reporter for the network of weekly newspapers.

 
 

awards and honors

EBONY POWER 100, EBONY Magazine (2017) read more

"The New Civil Rights Leaders: Emerging Voices in the 21st Century"
The Los Angeles Times (2015) read more

Best Local Politician, Riverfront Times (2010)

Spirit of Justice Award, St. Louis Bar Association (2011)

2015 Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award for Citizen Journalism
Gateway Media Literacy Partners (2015)

"Antonio French for Mayor", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2017) read more

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Harvard University - read more
Columbia University - read more
Pennsylvania State University
University of Houston - read more
Bucknell University - read more
PolicyLink Annual Conference - read more

 

Hobbies

Carpentry
Writing a Book
Drone Photography
Making Documentaries on My iPhone