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Fortunes of St. Louis in the hands of a new era of leaders
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The daunting task of turning around the fortunes of St. Louis is now in the hands of a new era of leaders specifically, three 40-something progressive Black women, all of them elected on a mandate of racial justice and change.
Tishaura Jones was elected mayor Tuesday and will be sworn in on April 20.
Kim Gardner was elected circuit attorney in 2016 and re-elected last year.
And racial justice activist Cori Bush pulled a stunning upset last year in ousting longtime Congressman William Lacy Clay in the district that includes St. Louis. Criminal justice reform will be at the top of Jones’ agenda.