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Ferguson Re-Elects Knowles To Third Term As Mayor, Approves Police Body Cameras

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles was elected to a third term as mayor. Knowles defeated Ferguson Councilwoman Ella Jones 57% to 43%.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles was elected to a third term as mayor. Knowles defeated Ferguson Councilwoman Ella Jones 57% to 43%.

It will be Knowles' final term in office, due to term limits. He was first elected to the City Council at age 25, and was just 31 when he was elected mayor.

Jones, a retired Mary Kay executive, was elected to the council in 2015, her first elected position.

Ferguson became a flash point of racial unrest following the 2014 shooting of Brown, a black and unarmed 18-year-old, by white officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice cleared Wilson of wrongdoing and he resigned in November 2014.

Ferguson voters also approved funding for police body cameras.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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