Mayoral candidates face off at Harris Stowe

Eight candidates for mayor faced off at Harris Stowe University Thursday. Credit: KMOV

Eight candidates for Mayor of St. Louis faced off in a forum at Harris Stowe University Thursday night.

Many candidates such as Alderman Antonio French and Board President Lewis Reed said fighting crime would be there number one focus if elected.

Treasurer Tishaura Jones talked about what her office has accomplished during her time in office.

“We saved the city more than $5 million by reorganizing a lot of our business practices,” said Jones.

There was no early mention of a controversy involving Jones that was covered by News 4, in which Jones took many trips paid for by taxpayers.

Two Republican candidates, Andrew Jones and Jim Osher were in attendance.

Alderman Jeffrey Boyd did arrive on time and Alderwoman Lyda Krewson did in attend and was at neighborhood meetings instead.

The political parties hold their primary for mayor on March 7. The general election is on April 4.

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