Steve Stenger wins race to become next St. Louis Co. Executive - KMOV.com

Steve Stenger wins race to become next St. Louis Co. Executive

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St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger defeated St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in the Democratic Primary Tuesday night. By Stephanie Baumer St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger defeated St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in the Democratic Primary Tuesday night. By Stephanie Baumer

(KMOV.com) – Democratic nominee Steve Stenger has won the race for St. Louis County Executive by a thin margin.

Click here to watch Stenger's acceptance speech 

Stenger won by less than 2,000 votes. Stenger was an early favorite to cruise to victory, but many believe the events in Ferguson changed the race. Many African American politicians endorsed Republican candidate Rick Stream.

Stenger will succeed outgoing St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

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