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St. Louis elects first Black female mayor, after pledge to boost social workers instead of police

Added 04-07-21 07:29:02am EST - “St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system's "arrest and incarcerate" model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by…” - Foxnews.com

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s "arrest and incarcerate" model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime.

Jones defeated Alderwoman Cara Spencer in the general election with 51.7% to Spencer’s 47.8%, based on unofficial results posted on the city’s website. She will be sworn in April 20.

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"St. Louis: This is an opportunity for us to rise," Jones said in her victory speech. "I told you when I was running that we aren’t done avoiding tough conversations. We are done ignoring the racism that has held our city and our region back."

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