Tishaura Jones wins St. Louis mayoral race; first Black woman to hold the office

ST. LOUIS — City Treasurer Tishaura Jones won the St. Louis mayor’s race Tuesday, defeating Alderman Cara Spencer in a contest matching two progressive Democratic women. Unofficial final returns showed Jones pulling in about 52% of the vote and Spencer about 48%. “It’s time for St. Louis to thrive,” Jones, who will be the first Black woman to hold the office, told cheering supporters Tuesday night at the Omega Center in north St. Louis. “It’s time to bring a breath of fresh air to our neighborhoods.” Jones reiterated that she will seek to address inequities in the delivery of city services and…

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