St. Louis elects its first Black woman mayor

St. Louis elects its first Black woman mayor
Associated Press
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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% to Spencer’s 47.8%, based on unofficial results posted on the city’s website. “St. Louis: This is an opportunity for us to rise,” Jones said in her victory speech.