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St. Louis city official who resigned wins primary

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis official who resigned from her job over a nepotism hire won a three-candidate Democratic primary in a bid to return as the city’s register of deeds. Sharon Quigley Carpenter defeated primary opponents Jimmie Matthews and Ed McFowland Tuesday after stepping down in July. Carpenter acknowledges hiring a great-nephew […]

St. Louis city official who resigned wins primary

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis official who resigned from her job over a nepotism hire won a three-candidate Democratic primary in a bid to return as the city’s register of deeds.

Sharon Quigley Carpenter defeated primary opponents Jimmie Matthews and Ed McFowland Tuesday after stepping down in July. Carpenter acknowledges hiring a great-nephew for several summers but says she misinterpreted the state nepotism statute. The former baby sitter of Mayor Francis Slay has held the job since 1980.

In November, Carpenter will face the Slay appointee who has taken her place for the rest of the year. Former Alderman Jennifer Florida plans to seek the permanent job as an independent candidate.

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