‘We’re Fearless’: Black Women Wield Unprecedented Political Clout In The St. Louis Area


‘We’re fearless’: Black women wield unprecedented political clout in the St. Louis area

(St. Louis Public Radio) – Darlene Green first became St. Louis’ comptroller in 1995, making her the first most politically powerful African-American woman in the region. Twenty-two years and seven elections later, she’s still in office, and has lots of company, putting St. Louis on the leading edge of a national trend.
Seven other black women from the area hold major offices, including St. Louis circuit attorney, two Missouri Senate seats and two St. Louis County Council seats. That’s in addition to a half-dozen on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen or in the state House.
All Democrats, the …

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