June 3, 2020

Ella Jones Elected As First Black Mayor Of Ferguson

Elijah C. Watson, writing for Okayplayer:

Ella Jones is also the first woman to serve as mayor of the city.

The Post-Dispatch noted in its report that Ferguson has had an increase in Black political influence in recent years, reporting: “In 2014, there was just one black council member. Now there are four out of six, although Jones will be moving soon, of course, into the mayor’s seat.”

Well done, Ferguson!

In listening some of the speeches from my city, there was some encouragement from the young leaders who organized the events to run for office. I’m curious and hopeful we some take that invite seriously.