Additions and Corrections to my previous post:
It's PETER Downs running for school board, not Anthony Downs. Anthony Downs, of course, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington who wrote such volumes as Racism in America (1970) and Stuck in Traffic (1992). He has no significant connections to St.Louis, as far as I know.
Also the Peter Downs - Antonio French - Mary Ann McGivern slate has a web site at http://www.victoryforkids.com/.