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Four first-time candidates could grant progressives a majority on the Board of Alders and transform public safety and housing policy.
Tishaura Jones wants to decriminalize offenses and transfer people out of the Workhouse. Cara Spencer wants to end the contract to house federal detainees.
The two candidates will move on to the April 6 general election after securing the most votes under the city’s new approval voting system.
Jones says her experience transforming the treasurer’s office will make her an effective mayor. Voters will let candidates know what they think next week.
The four candidates vying to replace the mayor are each promising to build a better St. Louis, and in a little over a week, voters will decide which visions they endorse.
Activists launch a new campaign to close an infamous St. Louis jail.
Sylvia A. Harvey