Tishaura Jones Becomes First Black Woman Mayor in St. Louis

Tishaura Jones, former St. Louis City treasurer and a member of the Young Elected Officials Network, has been elected as next ma
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Washington, DC—Following the news that Tishaura Jones, former St. Louis City treasurer and a member of the Young Elected Officials Network, has been elected as next mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“The news that Tishaura Jones was elected mayor of St. Louis makes this a great and historic day for the city and the nation. With this victory, Jones becomes the first Black woman mayor in the history of the city. As a member of our Young Elected Officials Network for nearly a decade, dating back to her time in the Missouri House of Representatives and as the first woman treasurer of St. Louis, we know firsthand the work she has done and the progress she can make for the people of St. Louis.

"Jones is exactly the type of leader America needs—bold, compassionate, progressive and ready to lead. We look forward to seeing the advances she makes during her tenure as mayor, especially on issues related to racial justice and criminal justice reform, two issues she has long advocated for. We are so proud to call Jones a member of our People For family and wish her the best."

For more information on the: People For the American Way 

For more information on the: Young Elected Officials Network

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