July 13, 2017: Heather Navarro, Democrat, was elected as a Member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in a special municipal election that was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Navarro succeeds current St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on the Board. Navarro defeated Independents Celeste Vossmeyer and Steven Roberts, Sr., and Jerome Bauer, Green Party. Navarro received nearly 69 percent of the votes cast. There were 2,077 votes cast in the election for the Ward 28 seat. Navarro is the executive director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. She was recommended for the Alderman position after the first Democratic nominee, Elise Miller Hoffman, resigned from the race because she did not meet a residency requirement. The special election was necessary once Krewson became Mayor. The aldermanic term is scheduled to end in 2019.