Greg Daly On the Trail: With Slay stepping aside, who's next? By Jason Rosenbaum • Apr 8, 2016 Camille Phillips | St. Louis Public Radio It was just a couple of weeks ago that St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay unequivocally told this reporter that he would run for a historic fifth term. Now, the Democratic official has changed course and won’t be running for another four years in office. And that means next year’s mayoral contest could be a free-for-all of epic proportions. Is There A Democrat To Take On Schweich In 2014? By Jason Rosenbaum • Jan 19, 2014 Provided by the auditor's office Democrats may be deciding between "fight or flight" when it comes to taking on state Auditor Tom Schweich in November. Last week, state Rep. Jay Swearingen, D-North Kansas City, bowed out of the state auditor's contest. He told the Associated Press that he wanted to step aside for another Democrat who's better able to raise money for the race.