St. Louis – The following is a statement from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri/Kansas State Council Director Jake Olson:
“Tonight’s extremely tight results in the race for mayor surprised those who had written off this contest weeks ago. But it didn’t surprise the janitors, home care and healthcare workers, higher education faculty, and public sector workers of SEIU, who poured countless hours of work into Treasurer Tishaura Jones’ campaign and proudly supported her vision for a better St. Louis.
“Tonight’s results show there is a hunger for a true progressive agenda for St. Louis, one that raises wages for working people, values black lives, and makes our city fairer for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
“Thank you to Treasurer Jones for lifting up a powerful message of economic and racial justice for St. Louis, and congratulations to Alderman Lyda Krewson on her victory this evening.”