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Theodore Hoskins (Mayor)

Mayor
Theodore Hoskins (Mayor)
  • Physical Address
    8425 Airport Rd
    Berkeley, MO 63134
Primary Department: Mayor & City Council

Professional Profile

Mayor Theodore Hoskins – Current Term 2016-2020

Mayor Theodore Hoskins has been a resident of the City of Berkeley for 50 years. He and wife Lee Etta (a Councilperson of the City of Berkeley) has two daughters, and one granddaughter. He served in the United States Air Force with was honorably discharged. He holds an A.A degree in Business Administration from Florissant Valley Community College and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

In 1985, he was elected by the people of the third ward to represent them on the Berkeley City Council. He was successfully re-elected again in 1990, and 1994 and then elected as Mayor in 1996. As a Councilman, Hoskins served as president of the Black Elected Officials of St. Louis County, Missouri, and supported the redistricting of election districts in Missouri at both state and local levels to emphasize representation of African-Americans. Mayor Hoskins worked as a Financial Manager with Bi-state Development Agency, now Metro for more than 30 years and retired in August 2000 to wholly focus on his political career.

In November 2002, Mayor Hoskins was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 80, and served in the 92nd, 93rd, and 94th General Assembly of the Missouri General Assembly. In 2005, he successfully voiced his support for set-asides for minorities and women-owned businesses to then Governor Matt Blunt.

In January 2009, Hoskins served as the Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee under House Speaker Ron Richard. At that time, Hoskins was only Democratic chairman of a committee in the Missouri House of Representatives. Hoskins served on four special committees: Student Achievement, Tax Reform, Tourism, and Urban Education Reform. In 2011, Hoskins met the term limit at the state level and return to capture the Berkeley Mayor’s seat again in April 2012. In his first four years, he reformed the City’s spending, worked to rebuild White Castle, Quik Trip, and met with Boeing officials on the 777X production plant, which completed its construction in 2016. When he reformed the city’s spending, it improved the city’s credit rating, allowing the city to construct a new police station. He also implemented an in-house concrete street repair program. Allowing Berkeley Public Works employees to enhance their skills in the concrete trade. With his success in the Mayor’s office, the people of Berkeley spoke again at the polls, re-electing him to another term in April 2016. Mayor Hoskins has a vision to revitalize Berkeley one street at a time.