ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – In the race for St. Louis mayor, two candidates are definitely in, while others dance around the edge dipping their toes in the water.
Aldermanic President Lewis Reed is definitely running, so too is Central West End Alderwoman Lyda Krewson.
Krewson is out with a new video today touting her experience and broad support.
Among those who might jump in, Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly has opened a campaign committee.
Alderman Antonio French says he’s also exploring a run, talking with friends and family. Key considerations for French — raising money and not wanting to split the African-American vote.
“There are a lot of people in the city of St. Louis who have felt left out in the last 15 or 16 years under the Slay Administration,” French said. “And now is a chance for them to get a seat at the table. I would not want to see their vote split so many ways that they would miss out on that opportunity.”
City Treasurer Tishaura Jones is “exploring her options, researching the pros and cons” of running for mayor. But in the short term, she’s focussed on winning re-election as treasurer in November.
Other possible candidates in the mix: Northside Alderman Jeffrey Boyd and Police Chief Sam Dotson.
Candidates can file for the race starting in late November, and the filing period closes in late December.
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