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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - The race for St. Louis City mayor is heating up. Today is the first day candidates can formally file to run.

The incumbent, Mayor Francis Slay, will not run for re-election so the big question is, who will be next mayor of St. Louis?

This morning, we expect several candidates who want the job to file their paperwork with the board of elections. As a new wave of candidates look to take that job they'll have to file their formal declaration with the election board and pay a filing fee.

So far six people have announced their candidacy for St. Louis City mayor.

Alderman Jeffrey Boyd from the 22nd ward is the latest to join the race.  He joins fellow aldermen Lewis Peed, the board president, Lyda Krewson and Antonio French along with City Treasurer Tishaura Jones and school board member Bill Haas.

State Senator Jamilah Nasheed is considering a run.

Filing for all city offices must be done at the election board headquarters. After a candidate files for any given office, he or she must keep specific records, conflict of interest and ethics laws, plus campaign finance disclosure laws.

The last day to file for candidacy is January 6th.