Slay Files First for City's Spring Elections
By Tom Weber, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – Candidates in St. Louis City started filing Monday for next March's primary election.
Mayor Francis Slay was first in line, which means he'll be first on the ballot in the race for mayor.
No one else filed for that office on Monday but school Board member Bill Haas has said he will. Circuit Clerk Mariano Favazza says he's still not sure whether he'll run for mayor but has until January 7th to decide.
Most of the other dozen-or-so candidates who filed yesterday were aldermen running for re-election.
Candidates Who Filed on Monday
Mayor - Francis Slay (i)
Ward 3 Alderman - Freeman Bosley (i)
Ward 5 Alderman - April Ford Griffin (i)
Ward 7 Alderman - Phyllis Young (i)
Ward 9 Alderman - Kenneth Ortmann (i)
Ward 11 Alderman - Matt Villa (i)
Ward 13 Alderman - Fred Wessels (i)
Ward 15 Alderman - Jennifer Florida (i)
Ward 17 Alderman - Joe Roddy (i)
Ward 19 Alderman - Michael McMillan (i)
Ward 21 Alderman - Bennice King Jones (i)
Ward 23 Alderman - Forrest Lange
Ward 23 Alderman - Kathleen Hanrahan (i)
Ward 25 Alderman - Carl Coats
Ward 25 Alderman - Dorothy Kirner (i)