|46th Mayor of St. Louis|
April 18, 2017
November 14, 1953 |
Davenport, Iowa, U.S. 
|Spouse(s)||Jeff Krewson (died 1995) Mike Owens (1998 - present)|
|Education||University of Missouri, St. Louis Truman State University|
Lyda Krewson (born November 14, 1953) is an American Democratic politician who is the 46th and current Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri. Between 1997 and 2017, she served as the alderman of St. Louis's 28th ward. She is the first female mayor of St. Louis.
In 2017 Krewson won the St. Louis mayoral election, winning the March 7 Democratic primary against Tishaura Jones, Lewis Reed, Antonio French, and others. She won the general election on April 4, and took office on April 18.
As the alderman of St. Louis's 28th ward, in 2003, Krewson took out a home equity loan to help fund an unsuccessful campaign against Missouri's concealed carry law, which was passed. In 2011, she led the city's successful effort to pass a smoking ban. Krewson served as the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen's Transportation & Commerce Committee. Previously she served as the chairman of the Ways & Means, Convention & Tourism, and Parks & Environment committees.
|Republican||Andrew Jones Jr.||10,112||17.30|
Born near Davenport, Iowa, Krewson moved with her family to St. Joseph, Missouri and Fairfield, Illinois before settling in Moberly, Missouri where she graduated high school. In 1974 she graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) with a degree in psychology and a special education minor.
In 1995 Krewson's husband, Jeff Krewson, was murdered in an attempted carjacking in front of their house. In 1998, she married local news anchor Mike Owens.