UMSL alumna Lyda Krewson aims to expand city's revitalization successes

Lyda Krewson at her office, overlooking Market Street at City Hall in downtown St. LouisPhoto by: August Jennewein, UMSL Daily

From UMSL Daily:

Lyda Krewson didn't envision someday making a run at the mayor's office until five or six years ago, and even then, she knew she wouldn't launch a campaign while longtime Mayor Francis Slay – a Krewson ally – was still around.

But when Slay announced in the spring of 2016 that he would not seek a fifth term, Krewson decided to go for it. She was motivated by the same desire to improve neighborhoods that propelled her run for alderman 20 years ago.

"I think about a lot of the good things that are happening in the city today – NGA, Cortex, our medical centers, our financial institutions, our cultural institutions, which are really second-to-none, and they're free. The quality of life we have here. You look at what's happening in many of our neighborhoods – Cherokee Street, South Grand, Old North, Hyde Park, The Loop, The Grove. I hope to build off of those to expand that success across St. Louis." — Mayor Lyda Krewson

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