Tishaura Jones becomes first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis

Posted 8 days ago



Tishaura Jones was elected mayor of St. Louis on Tuesday, making her the first Black woman to hold that position.

Results Tuesday evening showed Jones, the current city Treasurer, besting her opponent Alderman Cara Spencer by a 52-48 margin.

Both Jones and Spencer had campaigned as advocates for social justice who would implement criminal justice reform.

St. Louis and nearby Ferguson were focal points of civil rights protests following the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown, around which time the Black Lives Matter movement gained national traction.

Jones entered the race with an existing base of support f... (Read more)