TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! WITNESS THE POLITICAL RESURRECTION OF 3RD DISTRICT'S SHARON SANDERS BROOKS AND KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RUN SUPPORT!!!
Campaign season in Kansas City starts sooner than anyone wants to realize and recently there has been a surprising revelation in Kansas City's 3rd District.
GIVEN HER CONTINUED CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND INCREASED SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE . . . FORMER KANSAS CITY COUNCIL LADY HAS GARNERED A SURPRISING BIT OF SUPPORT FOR ANOTHER RUN FOR OFFICE!!!
Without question, Ms. Sanders Brooks has been busy in the community and she's a regular and many local meetings throughout the 3rd District . . . While she faced some harsh criticism during her last unsuccessful reelection attempt . .. It's important to realize that 3rd District incumbent Councilman Jermaine Reed is anything but universally beloved.
To be fair . . . Councilman Reed has made some smart staffing decisions and important connections to local power players. The Reed Campaign has a reported $10k on hand that will soon double to about $25K in the coming months. Any challenger would face an uphill battle.
However . . . The 3rd District pool of voters continues to shrink and the requirement to achieve victory isn't necessarily determined by a war chest mostly funded by out of district interests. Another harsh reality is that the career of Councilman Reed has been shepherded by Community Activist Alvin Brooks who has now taken a lower profile amid health concerns.
What's interesting about about the political story of Sharon Sanders Brooks is that it's one of redemption. She departed office amid a great many complaints about her inability to cooperate with constituents and communicate effectively BUT NOW FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, in terms of community involvement, her focus seems to be on building better neighborhood and community relationships.
There are more 3rd District opponents for Councilman Reed waiting in the wings and there has been no public statement from Ms. Sanders Brooks regarding her political ambitions BUT behind the scenes she remains one of the most notable challengers as Kansas City East Side political discontent with the status quo continues to mount.
Developing . . .