Lyda Krewson wins Dem. primary in mayor’s race; Prop S passes - KMOV.com

Lyda Krewson wins Dem. primary in mayor’s race; Prop S passes

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Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (Credit: City of St. Louis) Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (Credit: City of St. Louis)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson won the Democratic primary race for St. Louis Mayor on Tuesday night.

Krewson was regarded as the favorite in many pre-election polls, in which she consistently led. She had the endorsement of incumbent Mayor Francis Slay. Slay chose not to run for re-election after serving four terms.

Krewson edged out Treasurer Tishaura Jones by margin of 888 votes. 

She also defeated Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, Ward 21 Alderman Antonio French, Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, Bill Haas and Jimmy Matthews.

The primary is often considered to be the only contest that matters in the mayor's race in heavily Democratic St. Louis City.

Andrew Jones won the Republican primary, defeating two other candidates. 

The general election will be held on April 4.

Proposition S, a proposal designed to curb the payday loan industry, easily passed. It imposes a $5,000 annual permit fee on each payday loan business in the city.

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