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Alderman Jeffrey Boyd joins list of 2017 St. Louis mayoral candidates

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Jeffrey Boyd

Jeffrey Boyd

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Another candidate is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of the city of St. Louis. Jeffrey Boyd, the 22nd Ward Alderman, has declared his candidacy for the 2017 election. In a statement, he vowed to create a work environment for city employees that “rewards excellence, encourages innovation, and invites participation in the process of good government.”

Boyd served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Fontbonne University and has served as alderman of the 22nd Ward for 14 years.

Other candidates include St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis City Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly, school board member Bill Haas, President of the St. Louis Board Aldermen Lewis Reed, Alderman Antonio French, and Alderwoman Lyda Krewson.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson had considered running but later pulled his name from contention.

Mayor Francis Slay is the longest serving mayor in St. Louis history, having been in office for 16 years.