DFA celebrates Tishaura Jones’ historic victory in St. Louis, MO
STATEMENT FROM CEO YVETTE SIMPSON
Democracy for America (DFA) CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement regarding Tishaura Jones’ victory in today’s St. Louis, MO mayor’s race:
“Congratulations to Tishaura Jones for her hard-won victory to become the next mayor, and the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis, Missouri,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America. We are proud to have endorsed her from day one and are thrilled to have joined her on this journey to become the city’s chief executive.
“DFA was on the ground with mayor-elect Tishaura Jones this weekend and all day on Election Day campaigning around the city; the energy and enthusiasm was amazing! We are grateful to all the voters who turned out on this beautiful day to send the candidate with the best vision and the most progressive values to the mayor’s office.
“She earned her stripes as the first Black woman ever to serve as Missouri’s House Assistant Minority Floor Leader and the first Black woman to serve as St. Louis Treasurer. And now, she gets to bring her people-focused servant leadership in service to leading the great city of St. Louis.
“A better America begins with leaders like Mayor-elect Jones in cities like St. Louis,” Simpson said.