TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY TOP COP CORWIN AND DEPUTY CHIEF ORTEGA ENDORSE CRISPIN REA 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE CITY COUNCIL RUN!!!
Here's the latest on what's turning out to be Kansas City's most exciting City Council election race so far.
KCPD Police Chief Jim Corwin (ret.) and Deputy Chief Vincent Ortega (ret.) back Rea in Third District At-Large City Council primary race
Here's the nod from former KCPD Chief Corwin . . .
“While our police force continues to fight tirelessly to decrease our murder rate and make our city safer, our success depends on the input, buy-in, and support of the entire city—neighborhood and political leaders alike,” said retired KCPD Police Chief Jim Corwin. “Crispin Rea has my endorsement because of his proven track record listening to stakeholders, finding common ground, and weighing competing interests to find solutions that work.”
The recommend from Former Deputy Chief Ortega . . .
"Having served as the Deputy Chief of the Kansas City Police Department, I am confident that Crispin will continue to make working with our neighborhoods and stakeholders his top priority to help prevent and solve crime," said Deputy Chief Ortega (ret.). "One of the keys to effective community policing and crime prevention is neighborhood support. With over 17,350 abandoned houses, growing blight, and continual divestment in the city's core, our neighborhood communities need a leader who will listen to them and prioritize their plans, hopes, and interests. Crispin has my endorsement because he wants to make our neighborhoods cleaner and safer, by listening to the needs and priorities of our neighborhoods."
Crispin's anti-violence campaign note:
“I am proud to have the endorsements of Chief Corwin and Chief Ortega,” said Rea, “I accept these endorsements with the grave charge to tirelessly serve those most likely to fall prey to this city’s cycle of violence. Their comments today highlight the fact we know all too well: our city cannot afford the politics and posturing around the lives we stand to lose if we do not act with urgency and action to stop the senseless violence that for decades has made too many of our neighborhoods unsafe.”
A bit of bragging from his campaign . . .
Chief Corwin and Chief Ortega join the diverse group of leaders who have come out supporting Rea, including Rep. Bonnaye Mims, former Northland Councilman Bill Skaggs, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Carlos Gomez, and KCPS Board President Airick West.
Click here to read the presser in its entirety . . .
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