In Depth: St. Louis Mayoral Race - Lewis Reed vs. Francis Slay

Oct 4, 2012

Not many people who watch city politics were surprised when Board of Alderman president Lewis Reed announced that he will challenge Mayor Francis Slay in next year’s Democratic primary in April.

Reed officially threw his hat into the ring on Wednesday at Sqwires in Lafayette Square, part of his ward before he ran for board president.

This campaign is a "mission of change," Reed told his supporters, calling Slay an ineffective leader more interested in photo ops and managing the media than with bringing people together to solve the city's problems.

Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippmann about the upcoming primary.