Monday, November 24, is the first day candidates may file to run in the March 3, 2009, municipal primary elections in St. Louis to select political parties' nominees for mayor, comptroller, and aldermen from the City's fourteen odd-numbered (1, 3, 5, etc) wards. Friday, January 2, is the last day of filing for these offices.
Ballot position in St. Louis is determined on a first-in-line-first-on-the-ballot basis. Mayor Slay will be listed first on the March 3 Democratic ballot.
Mayor Slay is 53 years old and is the 45th mayor of the City of St. Louis. He is completing his second full term as mayor. He is married, and has two children and three dogs. He lives in the City's 12th ward in the Boulevard Heights neighborhood. He is a Democrat.
Mayor Slay has already won the endorsements of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 410, which represents many City employees; IAFF Local 73 and Retired Firefighters; UAW; IBEW Local 1; UNITE HERE; Hoisting Engineers 513; and Service Employees Local 2000.