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Alderwoman Lyda krewson speaks to the crowd after her win in the 2017 Democratic primary for mayor of St. Louis March 7, 2017 (Scott Faughn/MISSOURI TIMES)

Krewson narrowly beats Jones for Democratic nomination for mayor

Krewson narrowly beats Jones for Democratic nomination for mayor

ST. LOUIS – Lyda Krewson is one step closer to becoming the next mayor of St. Louis. The 28th Ward Alderman defeated St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed, Alderman Antonio French, Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, and St. Louis School Board member Bill Haas to win the Democratic nomination for the


Final Missouri Times poll shows Krewson with strong lead

Alderwoman Lyda Krewson has dominated The Missouri Times polling for the St. Louis Mayoral race since the word go, and the final poll from the publication is no different. Krewson commands the rest of the field with 35 percent of respondents saying they will vote for her Tuesday. Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed had


Major endorsements flow into St. Louis mayoral race

Krewson falls slightly, but still on top, in latest poll Alderwoman Lyda Krewson still reigns supreme in the latest poll from The Missouri Times and Remington Research Group. She fell one point from last week to 33 percent, which still puts her well ahead of the rest of the three major candidates. St. Louis City

SEIU Missouri State Council Endorses Treasurer Tishaura Jones for Mayor

Thousands of St. Louis working families support Jones’ vision for a fairer, more inclusive city ST. LOUIS – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri State Council endorsed St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the race for mayor. SEIU represents more than 4,000 working people across St. Louis. “Tishaura Jones is the only candidate

St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones meets with constituents in the mayor's race. (Courtesy of the Tishaura Jones for Mayor campaign)

Jones moves into second in mayor’s race, but Krewson maintains large lead

ST. LOUIS – Alderwoman Lyda Krewson still holds a strong lead on the St. Louis mayor’s race, but for the second week in a row, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones made gains in the poll – enough to move into second place. Jones gained another 3 percent of eligible voters to move to 16


Jones gets bump, but Krewson still leads in latest poll

ST. LOUIS – The latest poll from The Missouri Times commissioned by Remington Research Group has good news for the two women in the Democratic Primary. St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones received a 5-point bump to 13 percent, putting her within the margin of error of second and third place candidates President of the

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Kander endorses Jones for STL mayor

ST. LOUIS – If St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones needed to shore up her status as the go-to progressive candidate in the St. Louis mayoral election, an old friend may have just given her some help on that front. Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander officially endorsed Jones in a video he posted to

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Slay endorses Krewson as she gains momentum in mayoral race

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made an official endorsement for his replacement: frontrunner Alderman Lyda Krewson. The announcement came via a television ad Thursday morning. Krewson also continues to lead in the race, according to the latest weekly Missouri Times poll. In fact, the alderwoman grew her lead four points over the rest of


Martin looks to transition into elected office in run for alderman

ST. LOUIS – Sarah Wood Martin, a background operator in the Missouri Democratic political scene for years, has decided to step out into the open by launching her own bid for public office. Martin announced her candidacy for alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward Jan. 6. “After this last election, the November election, I felt

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Krewson maintains lead, soccer stadium faces uphill fight, new poll says

ST. LOUIS – Alderwoman Lyda Krewson strengthened her grip on the St. Louis mayoral race, according to a new poll from the Missouri Times and Remington Research Group. While last week’s poll showed Krewson with 27 percent of the vote, she now holds 29 percent of the electorate according to Thursday’s poll. President of the