Tom Oldenburg is fighting for our community
Fix Our Broken 911 System.
Tom Oldenburg believes we must invest resources to improve and update our 911 system. When you call 911, you deserve an immediate answer. Alderman Oldenburg will prioritize using federal funds to increase call center staff pay to retain and recruit staff as well as modernize technology.
Improve our City’s Failing Infrastructure
Tom Oldenburg is committed to improving our city’s failing infrastructure and improving basic services we all rely on. We need to reinvest in the basics, like filling potholes, trimming trees, and improving our parks. As Alderman, Tom worked to secure over $750,000 in private and public investment to improve Francis Park and wants to replicate that success in other neighborhood parks.
Invest in Public Safety that Works
Alderman Oldenburg knows that a safe city must be our top priority. Tom Oldenburg believes we can improve public safety by having more cops walking the beat and ensuring they are held accountable to the people they are sworn to protect. He also knows we must invest in mental health and substance abuse services so that our police officers can focus on preventing and solving violent crime.
Pathways out of Poverty and Homelessness
Tom knows that we must address the rising homelessness in our city. Tent encampments are inhumane and an unacceptable solution. Tom Oldenburg will continue to work with organizations like Gateway 180 to find long-term solutions to help get people into permanent housing. He will continue to press the Mayor’s office to effectively disperse the millions of federal dollars the Board of Aldermen has already allocated to help get people off the streets and into safe housing.
Accountable and High-Quality Police Officers
Tom Oldenburg believes we must get serious about addressing the city’s crime problem. Tom believes we have too few officers for a city of our size and that we must increase pay and benefits to attract high quality officers. Tom wants to continue to invest in public safety so that we have more cops out walking the beat in our neighborhoods.
Stand with Tom
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Tom Oldenburg is the current 16th Ward Alderman (St. Louis Hills and portions of Lindenwood Park, Parkway Gardens, Princeton Heights, Southampton, and Villanova neighborhoods). In addition to serving as Alderman, Tom is an active parishioner and Holy Name Society member at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. Past neighborhood involvement includes serving as chairman of the St. Louis Hills Block Captain Program. Outside of Ward 16, Tom is a vice president at the community development division of a national bank and has 14 years of professional experience in public finance and economic development. Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from St. Louis University.