Tishaura Jones sworn in as St. Louis’ first Black woman mayor

Tishaura Jones made history being the first Black woman to hold the office of Mayor of St. Louis Tuesday.

Jones was sworn in as the 47th Mayor replacing outgoing Mayor Lydia Krewson who decided not to seek re-election.

According to KSDK-TV, Krewson thanked St. Louis and her staff in a series of tweets. She also said she is rooting for the city’s success and the success of the new administration.

“I’ve never felt more hopeful about the future of St. Louis, and I will continue to do whatever I can to root for its success and the success of the new administration. Krewson Tweeted.

Jones, who studied at Hampton University in Virginia, won the election against St. Louis Alderwoman Cara Spencer on April 7, 2021 to become the third African-American, the second woman, and the first African-American woman to hold the position.

Among the many to-do’s since winning the election, Jones formed a transition team appointing a senior advisor for public safety, an interim director or public safety and new treasurer.

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