Andrew Jones

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Andrew Jones is a Republican politician and utility executive who ran for office in 2017 and 2021, and is running again 2022.[1] He ran in the 2017 St. Louis mayoral election, winning the Republican party nomination.[2] He ran again in the 2021 St. Louis mayoral election, finishing fourth place in the primary. He is now running against Democratic incumbent Cori Bush to represent Missouri's 1st congressional district.[3]

Personal life and career

Jones was born in southern Illinois, and raised in the Greater St. Louis area. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He also received advanced degrees from Webster University and Washington University. He worked many years at Ameren before moving to a business development role at Southwest Electric. As of 2021, Jones lived in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis.[4]


Jones ran in two notable[according to whom?] elections, and as of October 2022, is running in a third.

2017 St. Louis mayoral election

Jones ran in his first election in hopes of becoming the Mayor of St. Louis. The election was held on April 4, 2017. Incumbent Mayor Francis Slay, who was serving his fourth term as mayor, indicated in March 2016 that he would run for reelection,[5] However, Slay announced in April 2016 that he would not run for a fifth term.[6] Primary elections took place on March 7, 2017, when Jones won the Republican Party nomination for the position. The general election was held on April 4, when Alderwoman Lyda Krewson defeated Jones and became the first female mayor of St. Louis.[7]

2021 St. Louis mayoral election

As a result, the 2021 St. Louis mayoral election occurred in two stages, with a unified primary on March 2, 2021, and a two-candidate general election on April 6, 2021.[8] Incumbent Democratic mayor Lyda Krewson was eligible to seek re-election to a second term in office, but chose to retire.[9] In a primary field of four candidates, St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderwoman Cara Spencer advanced to the general election, and Andrew Jones was eliminated.[10] Treasurer Jones defeated Spencer in the general election, becoming the first African-American woman elected to the office of mayor.[11]

2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri

2022 Missouri's 1st congressional district election
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Andrew Jones ran for the Republican Party nomination to represent Missouri's 1st congressional district, with the primary election being held in August 2022.[12][13] Because of his victory, he faces off against incumbent Cori Bush (from the Democratic Party), who the polling aggregator site FiveThirtyEight predicts is very likely defeat Jones.[14]

This will be the first election held in Missouri's 1st congressional district following the 2020 redistricting cycle, so Missouri's first district is different than it was during the 2020 election. The 1st district now encompasses the city of St. Louis and much of northern St. Louis County, including Florissant and University City. The incumbent is Democrat Cori Bush, who was elected with 78.8% of the vote in 2020 after defeating the incumbent, Lacy Clay, in the Democratic primary.[15]


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  2. Rieck, Dana (February 28, 2021). "With primary around the corner, mayoral candidate endorsements pile up". The St. Louis American. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. "Missouri's 1st Congressional District election, 2022". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  4. "About Andrew | Vote Andrew Jones on March 2". 2021-10-18. Archived from the original on 2021-10-18. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  5. Mannies, Jason Rosenbaum, Jo. "Politically Speaking: Mayor Slay talks about earnings tax, NGA — and his political future". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  6. McDermott, Kevin. "St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announces he will not run again next year". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  7. "Democrat Lyda Krewson declares victory in St. Louis mayoral race". 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  8. "Upcoming Elections". Government of St. Louis. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  9. "St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to retire, will not seek re-election". KMOV. November 18, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  10. Schlinkmann, Mark (March 3, 2021). "Tishaura Jones, Cara Spencer advance to St. Louis mayoral runoff". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on March 3, 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  11. KSDK Digital (April 6, 2021). "Tishaura Jones makes history as first Black woman to be St. Louis mayor". KSDK. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  12. "Missouri voting guide: What to know about the 2022 election". KCUR 89.3 - NPR in Kansas City. 2022-07-05. Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  13. "2022 Calendar". Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  14. Silver, Nate (2022-10-23). "2022 House Forecast". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  15. "All Results State of Missouri - State of Missouri - General Election, November 03, 2020". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved December 9, 2020.