For anyone teasing, hinting or pledging to enter the St. Louis’ race for mayor, Monday was the first chance to make it official.
The first day of filing came and went without any big surprises in spite of what politicos have predicted will be a wild and contentious fight to succeed Mayor Francis Slay.
Seven Democratic candidates filed their paperwork to officially enter the race. All of them had previously announced their intentions to run.
Candidates include Antonio French, Lewis Reed, Jeffrey Boyd, Tishaura Jones, Lyda Krewson, Bill Haas and Jimmie Matthews.
With 40 days until the filing period ends, it’s possible that several more candidates will enter a race considered wide open following Slay’s surprise April announcement that he wouldn’t be seeking a fifth term.
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