Spencer has been on the Board of Aldermen for five years, she's just into her second term. Her full-time job is Executive Director of the Consumers Council of Missouri, an organization that represents consumers against utilities and predatory lenders.She says the number one issue facing the city is still crime."We're in a public safety crisis right now. We had 194 people killed last year. Across the St. Louis region, 18 children," Spencer said. "This is completely unacceptable. We have got to focus, laser sharp, on dealing with crime."