St. Louis Mayor 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Slay Poised To Make History http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-poised-make-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Francis Slay is now poised to win a fourth term as mayor of St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Slay walked away with the Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed and former Alderman Jimmie Matthews. &nbsp; Slay received 54 percent of the vote, Reed 44 percent and Matthews a little over one percent.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:08:36 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Tim Lloyd 9917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay Poised To Make History Live Coverage: St. Louis Picks Presumptive Next Mayor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-coverage-st-louis-picks-presumptive-next-mayor <p>Note: This live event has ended. <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-poised-make-history" target="_blank">Read the results of the race here.</a></p><p>St. Louis is a solidly Democratic city. So, when voters go to the polls today to vote in its Democratic Mayoral Primary - they are really picking the city's presumptive next mayor.</p><p>Will it be incumbent mayor Francis Slay? It would be for an unprecedented fourth term. Or Lewis Reed - the president of the Board of Aldermen? Or Jimmie Matthews - a candidate some have said is a "stalking horse?"</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:32:42 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 9911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Coverage: St. Louis Picks Presumptive Next Mayor St. Louis Voters To Choose Between Matthews, Reed Or Slay In Today's Mayoral Primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-voters-choose-between-matthews-reed-or-slay-todays-mayoral-primary <p>St. Louis voters go to the polls today to decide whether incumbent Mayor Francis Slay deserves a fourth term.</p><p>Today's municipal primary was expected to decide who will be mayor. No Republicans were running, and the Democratic nominee will be heavily favored over Green Party candidate James Eldon McNeely.</p><ul><li><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/board-election-commissioners/polling-places.cfm"><em>Find Your Polling Place</em></a></li></ul><p><strong>Candidate Profiles</strong></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:29:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 9887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Voters To Choose Between Matthews, Reed Or Slay In Today's Mayoral Primary Reed Hopes For An Upset In Mayoral Primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reed-hopes-upset-mayoral-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Aldermanic President Lewis Reed has had numerous challenges in his quest to upset Mayor Francis Slay in the Democratic Primary: a fundraising mismatch, switching campaign managers in the middle of the race, and a third candidate that has tried to steal his thunder, to name a few.</span></p><div><p>But in spite of this, many believe Reed is Slay’s most formidable challenger in years.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9805 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reed Hopes For An Upset In Mayoral Primary Slay Seeking Unprecedented Fourth Four-Year Term http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-seeking-unprecedented-fourth-four-year-term <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If incumbent mayor Francis Slay wins the Democratic primary tomorrow and then goes on to win re-election in April, he will become the longest serving mayor in St. Louis history.</span></p><p>Serving over 12 years in the office, Slay believes there are many reasons he deserves an unprecedented fourth four-year term.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9823 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay Seeking Unprecedented Fourth Four-Year Term Mayoral Candidate Matthews On His Opponents, Stalking Horse Allegations, And His Plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayoral-candidate-matthews-his-opponents-stalking-horse-allegations-and-his-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, St. Louis voters will go to the polls to select their nominee for mayor. But in the Democratic mayoral primary, former Alderman Jimmie Matthews sometimes seems the odd man out. Unlike his two opponents -- incumbent Mayor Francis Slay and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed -- he hasn't solicited any campaign donations, and he hasn't spent much money on the race either. That's led some to speculate that he isn't a serious candidate, that he's only in the race to take votes from Reed.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayoral Candidate Matthews On His Opponents, Stalking Horse Allegations, And His Plans A Week Out From The Primary, Slay Maintains Spending Spree http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/week-out-primary-slay-maintains-spending-spree <p><em>Chart updated at 2:24 to reflect most recent 24 and 48 hour campaign filings.</em></p><p>A week out from the Democratic mayoral primary, incumbent Mayor Francis Slay is maintaining his large financial advantage over challenger and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed.</p><p>According to campaign finance reports filed Monday evening, in a month long span from Jan. 20 to Feb. 21, Slay spent $479,291. During that same amount of time, Reed spent only a fraction of that at $88,470.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:17:31 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Week Out From The Primary, Slay Maintains Spending Spree Reed: Businesses Pay Slay For Play, Slay: It Doesn't Work That Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reed-businesses-pay-slay-play-slay-it-doesnt-work-way <p><em>Updated 10:03 with the Kwame Building Group's response.</em></p><p>In a late afternoon press conference Thursday, Board of Alderman President and mayoral candidate Lewis Reed accused incumbent Mayor Francis Slay of engaging in a "pay-to-play" system where businesses seeking construction contracts have to first make a donation to the mayor's campaign. The mayor's staff insisted that there are too many safeguards for this to even be possible.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:13:05 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reed: Businesses Pay Slay For Play, Slay: It Doesn't Work That Way Matthews, Reed, Slay Square Off In St. Louis Mayoral Primary Forum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/matthews-reed-slay-square-st-louis-mayoral-primary-forum-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Monday's forum, the three Democratic candidates made their case for why they should be St. Louis' next mayor.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Incumbent mayor Francis Slay is seeking an unprecedented fourth four-year term, while the other two candidates argued it was time for someone else to take the reins.</span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:49:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9200 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Matthews, Reed, Slay Square Off In St. Louis Mayoral Primary Forum Live Special Event: St. Louis Mayoral Primary Forum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-special-event-st-louis-mayoral-primary-forum <p><em>Updated 12:45 p.m. following forum - more to come.</em></p><p>Today, "St. Louis on the Air" hosted&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/join-us-monday-st-louis-air-host-st-louis-mayoral-primary-forum">its St. Louis Mayoral Primary Forum</a>.</p><p><em>(For a full report of the event, see <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/matthews-reed-slay-square-st-louis-mayoral-primary-forum-0">our Chris McDaniel's story here</a>)</em></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:24:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Sean Sandefur, Alex Heuer, Don Marsh & Mary Edwards 9135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Special Event: St. Louis Mayoral Primary Forum