Updated at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 13, with comments from Spencer
Cara Spencer, an alderwoman from south St. Louis, will challenge Mayor Lyda Krewson in 2021.
“I want to live in a city that works,” Spencer, D-20th Ward, said Monday on St. Louis on the Air. “St. Louis is uniquely poised to be the next fastest-growing city. We are a great old city, but we’re broken in a lot of ways, and I’m running for mayor to fix that.”
Spencer is the first Krewson opponent to announce a run for the office. Krewson told St. Louis on the Air last year that she intended to seek re-election.