Two weeks ago, City of St. Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson announced her candidacy for mayor. We speak with her about the 28th Ward, why she first decided to run for city office, how she has approached her run for mayor, and more.
Krewson, the chief financial officer of PGAV Architects, was first elected to the city’s Board of Aldermen in 1997 in a special election. She has been re-elected five times, more recently in 2015. The 28th Ward encompasses parts of the six city neighborhoods: Central West End, DeBaliviere Place, Hi-Pointe, Skinker-DeBaliviere, West End, and Wydown-Skinker.
Krewson earned an education degree from Truman State University, and an accounting degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is currently the Chair of the Transportation & Commerce Committee, and serves on the Airport Commission and Port Authority.