Francis G. Slay

 

Francis G. Slay

Term: 2001 -
Party: Democratic
Born: March 18, 1955
St. Louis
Died: Living
 
Francis G. Slay (Mayor 2001-present)-Background
Mayor (2001-present). Francis G. Slay graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1973. He received a degree in political science from Quincy college and a law degree from St. Louis University. Slay and his wife Kim have two children, Francis, Jr. and Katherine.

Francis Slay served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Simon, Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. In 1981, he joined the law firm of Guilfoil, Petzall, and Shoemake. He specialized in business law and commercial litigation. Slay was elected to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in 1985, representing the 23rd ward. In 1995, he was elected President of the Board of Aldermen, in a contested race with seven candidates. In 1999, he was re-elected without opposition.

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Francis G. Slay (Mayor 2001-present)-Administration
Francis G. Slay was sworn in as the forty-ninth Mayor of the City of St. Louis on April 17, 2001.   During the first year of his administration Slay worked to win aldermanic support for a new Cardinals baseball stadium and a revitalization plan for the Old Post Office district.  He also worked on city redistricting, Washington Avenue improvements project, and health care for the uninsured.

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