Lewis Reed goes after Jamilah Nasheed over her name

More controversy in the St. Louis BOA President race over property taxes

Maria Keena
February 14, 2019 - 9:33 am

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — More accusations are flying in the race of Saint Louis Aldermanic Board President.

Incumbent Lewis Reed wants Jamilah Nasheed removed from the March 5th ballot because he claims she is not using her legal name.

STL Today reports Reed cites Nasheed's property tax records using her birth name, Jenice Williams. One property lists both names.

Court records from 2005, show a court-ordered name change of Jenice Williams to Jamilah Nasheed.

According to the Election Board, a suit would have to be filed to challenge the name.

A member of Nasheed's campaign team recently filed a complaint against Reed, saying he was delinquent on his property taxes. He paid them shortly after the complaint.

The two are competing for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen President seat this year, along with Democratic Alderman Megan Green. Reed is the incumbent President.

Earlier this year, at a debate at Harris-Stowe University, the two traded barbs against one another and called each other names like "Lying Lewis" and "Double Agent Nasheed."

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