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St. Louis Alderwoman Krewson Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary, Facing Republican Jones

St. Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson will face Republican Businessman Andrew Jones in the April 4th general election to become the first new mayor of St. Louis in 16 years.

Krewson and Jones each won their party's nomination in the Tuesday primary election. Unofficial results show Krewson won 32 percent of the vote, narrowly defeating city Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who received 30 percent. Five other candidates, including Aldermanic President Lewis Reed and two other aldermen, were far behind.

St. Louis is overwhelmingly Democratic, and Krewson will be a strong favorite in the April 4 general election against Republican nominee Andrew Jones, who defeated two other candidates. Libertarian Robb Cunningham and Green Party candidate Johnathan McFarland also are on the April ballot.

Four-term incumbent Democrat Francis Slay chose not to run, creating a vacancy in the city's top job for the first time since 2001.

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