Apr 7 - A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

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Apr 7 - A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor


ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime.

Jones defeated Alderwoman Cara Spencer in the general election with 51.7 percent to Spencer’s 47.8 percent, based on unofficial results posted on the city’s website. She will be sworn in April 20.

“St. Louis: This is an opportunity for us to rise,” Jones said in her victory speech. “I told you when I was running that we aren’t done avoiding tough conversations. We are done ignoring the racism that has held our city and our region back.”

Spencer, in her concession, noted the historic achievement of her opponent.

“This is something we should all celebrate,” Spencer said. “Our city broke a glass ceiling tonight, a ceiling that shouldn’t have been there.”

Jones, 49, is a former state representative who has been treasurer since 2013. She will replace incumbent Mayor Lyda Krewson, who announced in November that she would not seek a second term. Krewson, 67, is the city’s first woman mayor.


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Nice! Hopefully she doesn’t look like Lightfoot in a couple of years.

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STL been the murder capital of America several times throughout the years. So any mayor has the odds of having a positive affect against them.

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Can she stop the bad policing ?

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more pics of her? lol

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we know happened with the first black president... became the blame for everything, and quasi racist go to as to why said black person "didnt do anything for the black community: welldamn: good luck tho might be a okie doke

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