Independent wins election to Board of Aldermen

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ An independent candidate is the newest alderman in St. Louis _ and she’ll become the only non-Democrat among the 28 members of the Board of Aldermen.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Megan Green won a four-way special election Tuesday with nearly 46 percent of the vote, filling a vacancy on the board.

Green had sought the Democratic nomination, but the party chose Missy Pinkerton-McDaniel, the ward’s Democratic committeewoman. Pinkerton-McDaniel received about 11 percent of the vote.

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and other top Democrats supported Green, despite her independent candidacy.

The election was necessary after the former alderwoman, Jennifer Florida, was appointed recorder of deeds following the resignation of Sharon Carpenter amid nepotism allegations.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,