A prominent member of the Missouri political blogosphere is now an elected official.
Antonio French,the creator of the popular Web site PubDef.Net, won a seat yesterday on the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. He prevailed by defeating Ald. Bennice Jones King in St. Louis City's 21st Ward.
While he's been active in St. Louis City politics for awhile, French made his mark in the political news sphere by infusing Web videos into his coverage. A quote from one of his blog posts was read during a Meet the Press debate between then-Sen. Jim Talent, R-Missouri, and state Auditor Claire McCaskill.