Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Race for Mayor of St. Louis: Democrats Tishaura Jones and Lyda Krewson

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Race for Mayor of St. Louis: Democrats Tishaura Jones and Lyda Krewson

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DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATE TISHAURA JONES

Age*44

Current position* St. Louistreasurer

Political background*8th Ward committeewoman, 2002-08; Missouri state representative, 63rd District, 2009-13; Two-term city treasurer elected 2012 and 2016.

Platform*Use the Forward through Ferguson report as a guide to promote racial equity in the city's operations and business practices; use a data-driven approach to promote "smart" policing; expand MetroLink; and focus tax incentives on the city's poorest neighborhoods.

High school*Afton High School

Higher Education*Bachelor of Science in Finance at Hampton University in Hampton, Va.; Master of Health Administration, St. Louis University.

Family* 9-year-old son

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DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATE LYDA KREWSON

Age* 64

Current position* Chief financial officer at PGAV architectural firm

Political background*28th Ward alderman since 1997

Platform*Hiring more police officers and paying existing officers higher salaries; renovating or demolishing vacant buildings; attracting start-ups to city; better city-county relationship

High school*Moberly High School

Higher Education*Bachelor of Science in accounting at the University of Missouri-St. …

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