Mayor Francis Slay easily won a third term
yesterday, collecting 60 percent of the vote and defeating Independent challenger Maida Coleman
who garnered just 30 percent of votes.
In other election news, maverick Town & Country mayoral candidate John Hoffmann lost handily
to incumbent Jon Dalton
. Though my favorite election results occurred up in Lincoln County. That's where the dead guy trounced his challenger
by a margin of 9 to 1
in the mayor's race in Winfield.
Former St. Louis Fire Chief Sherman George did his best yesterday to throw a monkey wrench in Mayor Slay's run for re-election
. The ousted fire chief filed suit yesterday
against Slay and the city on claims that his 2007 demotion was racially motivated and violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
In sports, the Cardinals made up for their opening day loss Monday, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates
yesterday 9-3. Albert Pujols
, Chris Duncan
and Yadier Molina
all homered in the contest. Also downtown last night, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team won the NCAA championship
It's April 7, a.k.a. World Health Day