Thursday, February 06, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TOLD YOU SO: SHERWOOD SMITH FORMALLY ANNOUNCES JACKSON COUNTY CANDIDACY!!!



TKC NOTE: We hinted at this campaign LAST YEAR and now here is the FORMAL and rather cleverly worded announcement that name checks virtually every political power player in town. 

Check it:

VETERAN FIRE FIGHTER CAPTAIN SHERWOOD SMITH ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR OPEN SEAT ON JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATURE

Early, bipartisan endorsements from elected officials, community leaders for Smith pave way for early campaign success

Kansas City, MO – Today Sherwood Smith, a veteran fire fighter captain of over twenty-three years, announced his candidacy for the Jackson County Legislature, First District At-Large, as a Democrat with a wide array of early and bipartisan endorsements.

“I’m proud and fortunate to have received such a wide array of political and community support,” said Smith. “Jackson County is facing many opportunities and challenges— Kansas City’s construction employment grew by 13% in 2013, banks are lending locally again at rates we have not seen in years, and we have viable plans for a regional, multimodal transit system.”

“If we want to maximize these early successes,” said Smith, “we have to work better with each city and each chamber of commerce in this county, to help orchestrate and plan regional growth through our shared resources, to finally compete again on the national stage. That’s why I am running for the County Legislature.”

Jackson County’s First District At-Large is currently represented by County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz, who has decided not to seek reelection for this seat. Smith is the only candidate to announce his candidacy for the currently uncontested First District At-Large seat.


“I am honored to endorse Sherwood for the First District At-Large seat which I have proudly served for two terms,” said Garza Ruiz, the County’s Legislative Vice Chair.

“Jackson County is poised for continued, widespread growth if our constituent elements work together towards a common vision. I know Sherwood has the experience as a leader and as a coalition builder to help unite our many communities for shared prosperity.”

Smith has received bipartisan endorsements and support from elected officials, business, and community leaders such as

Hon. Theresa Garza Ruiz, Hon. Sly James, Hon. Becky Nace, Hon. Jolie Justus, Hon. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, Hon. Jason Holsman, Hon. Paul LeVota, Hon. Yvonne Wilson, Hon. Gail McCann Beatty, Hon. Cindy Circo, Hon. John Sharp, Hon. Jan Marcason, Hon. Judy Morgan, Hon. Brandon Ellington, Hon. Bonnaye Mims, Hon. Scott Taylor, Hon. Curt Dougherty, Hon. Joe Runions, Hon. Scott Wagner, Hon. Melba Curls, Hon. Brent Steeno, Hon. Tom McDonald, Hon. Jermaine Reed, Hon. Robert Palmer, Hon. Dan Tarwater, Hon. Kevin McManus, Hon. Cathy Jolly, Tim Kristl, Charles Renner, Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver, III, Conrad Fire Equipment, Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99, Carpenters District Council, Laborers Local 264, Central Jackson County Fire Fighters Local 3133, Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Local 3808, Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, Independence Fire Fighters Local 781, the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, and the Hispanic Organization for Justice and Equality.

“I am honored to have the support of such a diverse group of public servants and business and community leaders,” said Smith. “These leaders each share a vision and commitment to bringing our County together. Their endorsements make clear that we can reach across the aisle and across our different cities to work together to bring new ideas, new jobs, and new growth to Jackson County.”

“I am looking forward to listening to the many, diverse voices of my neighbors in Jackson County,” said Smith. “I am ready to provide a type of leadership that rises above Republican or Democrat. If we want a better county, we have to overcome our partisan and parochial differences.”

Jackson County’s First District—effective 2014—includes parts of Kansas City, Independence, Sugar Creek, Buckner, Levasy, Blue Springs, Lake Tapawingo, Grain Valley, Sibley, and Oak Grove. Sherwood Smith’s candidacy is focused on bringing Jackson County voters together to put good government and quality leadership above partisan, parochial politics and special interests. Smith lives with his wife and family in Kansas City, Missouri. Detailed information about Sherwood’s campaign and background can be found at

https://sherwoodforjacksoncounty.nationbuilder.com/.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Out there early. Looks like more people are taking your advice TKC . ..

Anonymous said...

Wow, he's black as tar.

Anonymous said...

The "told you so " shit gets so old.

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

Another in a long line of local 42 bought and paid for flim flam artists.

Westport Trucky said...

He told us those Union boys was going to back this boy. Hows it hanging there Louie.

Anonymous said...

Jackson County isn't reformed at all. They don't even try to hide the corruption anymore.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask you all a real question. Do endorsements by politicians mean anything to you as a voter? It does nothing for me. Kind of turns me off. Maybe I'm just jaded.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask you all a real question. Do endorsements by politicians mean anything to you as a voter? It does nothing for me. Kind of turns me off. Maybe I'm just jaded.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask you all a real question. Do endorsements by politicians mean anything to you as a voter? It does nothing for me. Kind of turns me off. Maybe I'm just jaded.

Anonymous said...

Endorsements don't mean anything to anyone but the little gang of political insiders in JaCo and KCMO, but the public has become so turned off by the antics of the same old crowd that a candidate only needs a small turnout to win.
Sly was elected by just 21% of the registered voters in the city. And the last KCPS election had a turnout of 3%.
These folks don't really need your votes; just your money.

Anonymous said...

That nigger bleeds white. Elect a real negro....elect Pootie Tang.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm down with the pimp. I'm voting Pootie Tang.

Anonymous said...

Pootie said kill the fucking polar bear, the white fucker supports the Toy Train. I with Pootie.

Anonymous said...

Hell, if you happen to be a nigger in KC, run for office. The pussy assed white folks will all vote for you cause they're afraid of you!!

Anonymous said...

based on the endorsements I am seeing from some of the most corrupt politicians I have ever had the displeasure of having a conversation with I would no more vote for this guy than I would for carlos over at the hispanic chamber or any number of these so called "honorable" shameless pigs .. all they did was find a "new" guy that hasnt been accused of anything yet because he simply hasnt had a chance to bend us over

Anonymous said...

And then he #TakesASherwoodSmith and gets just 25% of votes hahahahahahahahahahaha