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By Rebecca Rivas Of the St. Louis American May 10, 2017 Updated May 10, 2017

Steven C. Roberts is currently the chief of staff to Sheriff Vernon Betts and president of the Roberts Companies, and he previously served as an alderman for more than a decade.

“As a businessman and entrepreneur, I also know what it takes to promote economic revival, to help new business startups, to keep St. Louis in the innovation and tech hub forefront,” Roberts said. “I intend to put that experience to work championing youth employment opportunities as well.”

He also said he will make sure the ward is receiving adequate city services and address the challenges of crime and violence. He also intends to work to address the inequities between the various parts of the city.

“We must become a city united for progress,” he said.

The special election to replace Krewson on the Board of Aldermen will be held on Tuesday, July 11.