St. Louis poised to join cities led by mayors who happen to be single mothers

ST.LOUIS — St. Louis’ next mayor will be the single mother of a young son — no matter who wins. That’s a side note in the lead-up to the April 6 election, but the fact that voters chose Tishaura Jones and Cara Spencer over two married men in the primary election leaves the debate to focus on crime, education and the economy, not the candidates’ personal lives. “Voters chose the two most progressive candidates,” said Clarissa Rile Hayward, political science professor at Washington University. “Maybe voters in St. Louis don’t have the same gender biases to the same degree. A possible good outcom…

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