(Before we begin, I should note that as a longtime constituent of Alderman Spencer’s, I have had the chance to ask her in person what title she uses. She clarified to me that she uses the term “Alderman,” so I use that title in this piece.)

Alderman Cara Spencer notched an unexpected top-two finish in the March primary for mayor of the City of St. Louis, advancing her to the April runoff, along with Treasurer Tishaura Jones.

Alderman Spencer’s second-place finish is a testament to many things, most notably her relentless hard work and grit, as well as the city’s…

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