TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE LEADERS LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE TO CHALLENGE THERESA GARZA RUIZ FOR THE 5TH DISTRICT!!!
Here @ TKC we are supporters of the Kansas City Black/Brown Coalition because, like it or not, people of color have a great many things in common.
However . . . Fierce competition can often break alliances in cowtown elections.
To wit . . .
TKC CONFIRMS THAT KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE LEADERS ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CANDIDATE TO CHALLENGE HERETOFORE UNCONTESTED THERESA GARZA RUIZ!!!
Context according to the most KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS . . .
In the 3rd District, Kansas City School Board Vice-Prez Crispin Rea could take the at-large seat that has been traditionally held by an African-American elected official since the 60s.
Meanwhile . . . Jackson County legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz has more name recognition and political connections than any potential competitor at this point.
"The problem is: We don't want to send in a sacrificial lamb," one East Side Leader noted. "We want to run a challenger, but we want to run to win."
On the topic of the black/brown political connections dissolving amid the upcoming city council elections taking shape . . .
An East Side Kansas City Insider Says: "Plain and simple: Theresa identifies as white even if she is a Latina. Her support would come mostly from the white community. It's just another example of how these at-large council districts only serve to keep minorities out of power or competing against one another instead of focusing on progress for everyone."
"She's not really from the 5th District . . . She JUST moved there just to run and looking for a competitive advantage. Obviously, we need to challenge that with someone who has roots in the community."
Meanwhile . . . A vote to dissolve Council Districts could solve this problem as we lurch forward toward Kansas City Council campaign season.
Developing . . .