“Family Values” Candidate Is Deadbeat Dad

by Caleb Reading


A St. Louis politician, whose ads promoting his campaign for the state house describe him as a “devoted father,” owes more than 7 thousand dollars in past due child support payments.

The past due support came to light last week, when the mother of the children wrote letters to reporters, complaining about the lack of payment, and asking something be done.

The politician is Talibdin El-Amin, currently a ward committeeman in the City of St. Louis, but is running for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 57th District.