St. Louis Public Radio News
10:45 am
Thu April 3, 2003

New Mayor, Familiar Face in ESL

East St. Louis, IL –
This interview is provided in its entirety.

East St. Louis will soon have a new mayor, but the man voters picked in this week's election is a familiar face.

Carl Officer made history in 1979 by becoming one of the nation's youngest mayors at age 26. He was voted out 12 years later.

Officer tells KWMU's Tom Weber that this week's election was a second chance one he deserves because he did the best he could the last time he was mayor...