WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government, congratulated Tishaura Jones on becoming the first Black woman to lead the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Collective Future, a 501(c)4 affiliated organization of The Collective PAC, spent $85,000 on digital ads in support of her candidacy in the primary and runoff elections. Co-founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is proud to congratulate Tishaura Jones on her hard-won victory and celebrate her election as St. Louis’ first Black woman mayor. For nearly two decades, Tishaura has served her community with an unwavering commitment to justice, accountability, and equity; championing progressive issues that have improved the lives of countless working families. As leaders across the nation continue to address ongoing challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice and income inequality, St. Louisans can trust that their incoming mayor will consistently work to put their needs, futures, and families first. The Collective PAC is honored to have supported her first race for mayor in 2017, her well deserved win today, and will continue to stand with mayor-elect Jones as she leads St. Louis towards a brighter future.”
Tishaura Jones, a champion for working families, has spent her career serving the people of Missouri. She represented the 63rd district in the Missouri House of Representatives before becoming the first Black woman to serve as Treasurer of St. Louis. During her tenure as treasurer, Tishaura helped the city earn and save more than $30 million dollars and created the Office of Financial Empowerment, helping more than 16,000 public school students start saving for their education through the College Kids Program.
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The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.