A St. Louis area lawmaker charged with felony stealing and seven misdemeanor campaign finance violations says he hasn’t decided whether he will resign his office. The House Democrats’ leader says he should.
Charges were filed Wednesday against Representative Steve Webb (D-Florissant). The House Democratic Caucus issued a statement from Minority Leader Jacob Hummel (D-St. Louis), who said Webb told him he would resign later in the day. Webb then told media he has not made that decision.
Hummel has issued a new statement reiterating that Webb told him that because he faced serious criminal charges he would resign, and gave Hummel permission to tell the media that. Hummel says Webb even asked the minority leader’s staff to prepare the resignation letter.
Hummel in the latest statement says Webb should, “for the sake of his family and constituents … follow through with his original intentions.”
The charges say Webb solicited money for the Legislative Black Caucus, which he once chaired, and then put it in his own bank account. Other charges say he failed to report donations, made over-the-limit expenditures and mixed contributions with personal funds.