Jones, who will be the first black woman to hold office, entered the general election as favorites after finishing first in the four March 2 main events. First order
Jones, 49, highlighted her eight years of executive experience as treasurer, citing her efforts to modernize parking operations and five years before that as a state representative.
“We don’t have the time for leadership to learn jobs,” Jones said at the second and final television general election debate last week.
She also cited relationships that exist at the local, state and federal levels, in particular, with Sam Page, the St. Louis County executive who endorsed her. That would bode well for cooperation in the city and the county, she said.
Spencer, 42, portrays herself as an independent person from old-fashioned City Hall politics and as an adversary with special interests, citing her leadership at the Board of Aldermen in the fight against pitch rentals. Fly St. Louis Lambert International, among other things.
“We need to turn the tide of our family and the political dynasty that has existed over decades of decadence and divestment,”; she said in the same debate.
That is a reference to Jones and her father Virvus Jones, a former city governor and alderman.