Former St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones defeated fellow Democrat Cara Spencer to win the St. Louis Mayoral race.
Tishaura Jones is a radical leftist who is very critical of St. Louis City policing.
Jones ran on:
- Jones said that she supported restructuring the police department’s budget to reallocate funding for mental health services, job training programs, and treating substance abuse.
- Jones said that she would reinstate the position of deputy mayor for racial equity and require the city to view decision-making and expanded economic opportunities through the lens of racial equity.
- Jones said that she supported social distancing, wearing masks, and practicing proper hygiene to combat COVID-19. Jones said the city must begin preparing for the next crisis to make the city more resilient.
The murder rate in St. Louis City hit a 50-year high in 2020.
Tishaura Jones said the city’s brightest days are “ahead of us and not behind us.” That’s Doubtful.
Jones will become mayor four years after losing to Lyda Krewson by 888 votes in the Democratic primary. She has served as St. Louis Treasurer since 2013 and before that, was a Missouri State Representative.
Jones, who has touted herself as a progressive, has said she would restructure the police department and reallocate money to substance abuse and mental health.
“I can promise you this, I can promise you this. I’ll get up every day, day in day out, and I will work for you,” said Jones. “I believe St. Louis’s brightest days are ahead of us and not behind us.”
Tuesday marked the first general election in the city since ‘approval voting’ was adopted. The election was officially non-partisan, with the top two vote-getters in the March 2 primary facing off; Jones also finished first in that contest, with 56 percent of the vote compared to 46 for Spencer.
The final vote percentage was 51.68 percent for Jones and 47.77 percent for Spencer in the general election.
The Gateway Pundit sued Tishaura Jones following public beatings at a prayer rally in 2020.