Francis Slay to celebrate victory, raise money for possible fifth term

2013-05-03T12:05:00Z 2013-05-04T13:40:14Z Francis Slay to celebrate victory, raise money for possible fifth termBy Nicholas J.C. Pistor 314-436-2239

ST. LOUIS • Mayor Francis Slay will celebrate his re-election to a fourth term—and raise money for a possible fifth.  

Slay, who was sworn in last month and became the city's longest serving mayor, is hosting a party tonight at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park, billed as a "celebration honoring Mayor Francis G. Slay in his historic and victorious bid for mayor of the City of St. Louis."  

The event was scheduled to be outside, but has since been moved indoors because of rain.  

Celebrants aren't given a suggested donation, but checks can be written to Slay's re-election committee.  Slay revised his campaign committee last month to include the March 7, 2017 Democratic primary.  

Slay, 58, is known for keeping a vigorous campaign operation that never rests.  He has stated that he's focused on governance, but hasn't ruled out seeking an unprecedented fifth term.  His active fundraising seems to indicate that he may.      

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