Mayor Slay Wins Primary, Steps Closer To Fourth Term
ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – St. Louis is on the verge of having its first four term mayor ever.
This comes after mayor Francis Slay won the democratic mayoral primary defeating aldermanic president Lewis Reed.
Slay is virtually a shoe in to win the general election next month given that the city of St. Louis is so heavily democratic.
There is no republican even running; Slay will be running against only a green party candidate.
Slay defeated Reed by ten percentage points in yesterday`s primary- 54% to 44%.
Mayor Slay received nearly 45 hundred more votes than Reed.
Slay celebrated his victory at the Dubliner restaurant downtown on Washington Avenue.
Slay told supporters his goal in a fourth term will be to pull the city together.
His priorities–combating crime, creating better education opportunities for kids and embracing the city`s diversity.
For his part, Reed talked about uniting St. Louis in his concession speech.
Reed challenged his supporters to keep working for a better St. Louis.
There was a 22% voter turnout citywide–that`s basically what the board of elections predicted.
The general election is set for April 2nd.
Get Complete Election Results here.