Sam Gladney, a labor lawyer who formerly did work for Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 788, the union representing Metro bus drivers and MetroLink operators, has been named to the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners, the board that oversees Metro Transit.
Gladney, a Democrat, replaces Constance Gully as one of the St. Louis County members of the board. He was chosen from a panel of three nominees submitted to Governor Mike Parson by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page.
Gladney, who ran unsuccessfully for a Missouri House seat in 2018, served in the Army in Iraq and his law degree is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. His father, Ron Gladney, was also an attorney for Local 788.
The Bi-State Development Board consists of 10 commissioners: five from Missouri and five from Illinois. Two of the Missouri members are from St. Louis, two are from St. Louis County and the fifth Missouri member alternates between city and county representatives.