Mayor Francis Slay Endorses Lyda Krewson for Mayor

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is endorsing 28th ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson for mayor.

"All the candidates for mayor are good people who want the best for our city, but I believe one candidate, Lyda Krewson, has what it takes to do the job," Slay said in a YouTube video released on Thursday.

Slay goes on to say that Krewson is "a leader and not afraid to make the tough decisions."

He says Krewson understands how to manage a billion dollar budget.

The video also references her husband's murder in a 1995 carjacking saying, "she didn't just pack her bags and run from the city. She immersed herself in our community to help make St. Louis a better place to raise a family. "

Krewson was also endorsed by the St. Louis Police Officers Association back in December.

In the latest Missouri Scout mayoral poll from January 7th, Krewson led the pack with 24%, followed by St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed (18%), Alderman Antonio French (11%), St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones (8%), Bill Haas (2%) and Jimmie Matthews (1%).

Jones responded to the endorsement on Twitter saying, "Based on the latest endorsement in the mayor's race....It really is Groundhog Day #OneStLouis.

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