- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis’ first-ever female mayor is officially in office.

Democrat Lyda Krewson was sworn in Tuesday. She won a hard-fought Democratic primary in March and won easily in the April 4 general election in the heavily-Democratic city.

Krewson replaces four-term Democrat Francis Slay, who chose not to run again. Slay is joining a law firm.

Krewson, a longtime alderwoman, cited several economic success stories in a speech at the City Hall rotunda, and vowed to continue moving the city forward.

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