ST. LOUIS ( - Aldermanic President Lewis Reed announced late Saturday night that he is running for Mayor of St. Louis.

Reed officially filed to be a candidate on Monday. His announcement comes days after incumbent Mayor Lyda Krewson announced she would not run for re-election. Treasurer Tishaura Jones, Alderwoman Cara Spencer and business owner Dana Kelly are also running.

The March 2021 primary will be the first citywide election to use ranked-choice voting instead of a partisan primary. The top two candidates will then faceoff in the general election. Ranked-choice voting goes into effect because city voters approved Prop D on November 3.

Reed ran for mayor in 2017 and finished third in the Democratic primary behind Krewson and Jones.

Spencer also officially filed her paperwork to run on Monday, the first day candidates are allowed to turn in paperwork to be on the ballot.

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