ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) - Mayor Francis Slay has easily won election to become St. Louis’s first four term mayor. Slay defeated St. Louis Aldermanic President Lewis Reed back in March and Tuesday night defeated the Green Party candidate James McNeely by over 16,000 votes.
One of the big problems Mayor Slay faces is crime. Slay's a member of the group ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns.’
But state government in Missouri is dominated by pro-gun politicians. So does the mayor think gun laws in Missouri are a big part of the crime problem in the city?
Slay says state law prevents the city from passing tighter gun laws on its own. Slay will be sworn in for his fourth term on April16th.
And there were hundreds of other issues voted on across the area Tuesday night.
Prop P, a tax increase for the arch ground renovations and area parks did pass in both the city and county.