I haven’t really said much about the Kansas City Mayoral and City Council elections. My time is limited and I don’t exactly get real excited about any chance for positive change in Kansas City. I hate to be cynical, but having been a life-long KC resident (minus four years) this city is a joke in many ways. I have often said that if I could sell our house and move out, I would do it in a second. We all know how much the housing market sucks, and there’s no escaping the foolishness soon.
I think the Northland forgets how much power they do have in these elections. There are a couple conservative options for City Council. Turnout for the primary is often 10% and I think if we could get a lot of people to the polls from the Northland there could be an interesting result in some of these council races. Then again, maybe that’s wishful thinking.
At any rate, this is how I will be voting this Tuesday.
Mayor: My love for the Funk is long expired, but I do still think he has done an OK job. Could you have imagined how messed up this city would be if Alvin Brooks had been at the helm the last five years? My two big beefs with Mayor Funky are his support for Michael Bloomberg’s Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns and his horribly foolish vote for the resolution condemning the Arizona immigration law. The city finances are in much better shape, the Mayor has been impressive in reaching out to voters through his town halls, and I think he maybe the best of the bunch.
City Council District 1: Either not voting, or writing in a name.
City Council District 1 (At-Large): Daina Kennedy, she’s against the E-tax, enough said.
City Council District 2 (At-Large): Allen Dillingham, business leader in the community, worked for Republicans in the past, seems to be a conservative.
City Council District 3 (At-Large): Durwin Rice, is the only Republican in the race.
City Council District 4 (At-Large): Annie Presley, a real chance to get a TRUE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN ON THE CITY COUNCIL!
City Council District 5 (At-Large): Mahlon Davis, Jr. appears to be a Libertarian. Take note he is a write-in candidate! He’s against the E-Tax.
City Council District 6 (At-Large): Tracy Ward, libertarian, opponent of the E-tax.