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Ella Jones Becomes First African American And First Woman Elected Mayor In Ferguson, MO



Ella Jones Becomes First African American And First Woman Elected Mayor In Ferguson, MO

Ella Jones was elected the first black mayor in Ferguson during a time of unprecedented protest against racism and police brutality

The last eight days have been filled with protests, riots, and an unprecedented public outcry against racism and police brutality. In 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, there was Michael Brown, a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer. The event sparked protests in Ferguson and beyond. More at www.howaboutthat.biz


Ella Jones won her election in the Missouri city Tuesday, beating out her opponent, Heather Robinett, with 54 percent of the vote. Jones is also the first-ever woman elected mayor in Ferguson.

Jones, who is a Ferguson City Council members, watched her election victory unfold as another night of protests took place across the United States, including in her own city. During her campaign, Jones vowed that she would continue changes to the city’s police department that were enacted after Brown’s senseless death in 2014, including a federal consent decree, which imposed federally required reforms. Jones also spoke out in support of the protests that are taking place currently, both in Ferguson and in other cities all across the country.

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