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Lewis Reed sworn in as aldermanic president


By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis – The first-ever African-American president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen was sworn in Tuesday. Lewis Reed unseated Jim Shrewsbury in the March primary.

Reed called for aldermen to move beyond north and south St. Louis boundaries and work together.

He also said a good education should be guaranteed.

"If you live in our city access to a quality education cannot be a crapshoot," Reed said. "It shouldn't be something that's only available to those who can afford private education."

Reed beat Jim Shrewsbury for the position in the March primary.

Three new aldermen were also sworn in at City Hall, including Kacie Star Triplett in the sixth ward; Sam Moore in the fourth; and Marlene Davis in the 19th ward.


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