Thursday, July 24, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 4TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE CHALLENGER EMERGES!!! TKC QUESTION: COULD JARED CAMPBELL DEFEAT LONGTIME INCUMBENT COUNCIL DUDE JIM GLOVER?!?!



The Kansas City Council campaign season is now in full swing and Midtown Kansas City FINALLY has a fight on its hands.

To wit . . .

LONGTIME COUNCIL DUDE JIM GLOVER NOW HAS A CHALLENGER IN JARED CAMPBELL!!! CAMPBELL'S ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURES A LONG LIST OF CIVIC INVOLVEMENT THAT COULD THREATEN THE NOTORIOUSLY LAZY CAMPAIGNING INCUMBENT!!!

Translation: Jim Glover earned more than 50k votes last time around and didn't buy a single yard sign. Share this fun fact with a City Council hopeful and watch their shoulders slump.

Nevertheless . . .

Here's an impressive civic resume and campaign announcement from a rising star 4th District challenger . . . Without question this guy has an impressive list of local credentials and involvement but will it be enough to unseat Councilman Jim Glover . . . A guy who has spent most of his professional life @ 12th & Oak.

Check it: 

Jared Campbell Announces His Candidacy For the Kansas City Council

Insurance Agent and Activist/Volunteer seeks 4th District at-large seat

Kansas City, MO (July 24, 2014) -- Jared Campbell, an insurance agent and activist serving on the boards of numerous local civic groups, today announced his candidacy for the 4th District at-large seat on the Kansas City Council.

Campbell, 34, is a native of the Kansas City area and a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty.

A producer with Signature Personal Insurance and a former employee of Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, he resides with his wife -- the former Katie Ott, a middle school associate principal -- in the Library District in downtown K.C.

In announcing his candidacy, Campbell said that the core issues of his campaign would

* Creating a long-term vision plan for Kansas City

* Attracting and retaining residents

* Establishing a universal pre-K program

* Improving public transportation

Campbellʼs self-professed “passion to get involved” has led to his participation in a dozen local civic organizations. A list of these groups follows.


Graduating from William Jewell in 2002, Campbell moved into a downtown apartment building where he met his future wife:

“We decided to make a commitment to downtown and Kansas City and purchased our first home, a condo in the Library District. Living through the rebirth of downtown has only deepened our love for this great city.” Campbell was a founding board member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and has represented his council district on the Neighborhood Tourism and Development Fund.

His experiences with these groups have convinced Campbell that vibrant, safe neighborhoods are the essential element in sustaining and growing the cityʼs population base:

“What will Kansas City look like in 2030? We need to develop a long-term plan that will help guide and shape our city. If elected, I will champion the creation of a plan that will serve as a road map for our future.

“I have seen too many of my friends move out of Kansas City. I want to help City Hall become a vital resource in informing residents of education, business, and housing opportunities. Keeping and attracting residents is essential -- it means a larger tax base, which in turn helps the city provide better services to all citizens.

“I want the city to develop a high-quality pre-k education program to help transform the perception of education in Kansas City. Incremental improvements are good, but we need to change education at the generational level. The best way to do that is by investing in kids as early as possible. A world-class pre-k program will not only benefit kids currently living in Kansas City, but will attract new parents to the city.

“Finally, I am committed to improving public transportation, an issue near and dear to my wife and I as we have only one car. I routinely take public transportation to get around the city and the metro area. While most regions around the country are moving towards greater cooperation between surrounding communities, our transportation systems are becoming more fragmented. I will work to improve transportation options in Kansas City and promote a regional sense of cooperation.”


Jared Campbell - Community Involvement

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program:

Class of 2009. Alumni Association board member - current board president

Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund: 2nd District council representative

Kansas City Community Engagement University, 2014 graduate

Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council, Central-West Region representative

Citizensʼ Association, member Board of Governors; past member, Board of Directors

Downtown Community Improvement District, board member

Downtown Neighborhood Association, board member

Committee for the Mayorʼs Prayer Breakfast, board member, past president

Board of Trustees of City Trusts, board member

Bloom (to benefit the KC CARE clinic), Planning Committee member

KC Police Department Citizensʼ Police Academy, graduate

St. James United Methodist Church, member
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55 Comments:

Anonymous said...

True TKC, Glover's got the name recognition but in this upcoming election that might not be a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Jesus...it's a choice between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum...this shithole cowtown is a JOKE!

elBryan said...

I want to know more about Jared Campbell.

Anonymous said...

Beth should run again.

Anonymous said...

Anybody would be preferable to that dumbassed Glover..

Anonymous said...

Who is Beth?

Anonymous said...

We like NO ONE here.

Why won't people listen to us?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a millennial who wants to get on the council to ram more toy trains up our collective asses. Devil you know vs. the devil you don't know . . .

KC Nightman said...

Yeah, this toy train stuff has everybody mezmerized, they think they can ride it into office not realizing that it's over with. Burns and Mac are taking their game and money and calling it night. So they only make 500% on their investment. You win some, and then you win some

Anonymous said...

Is this guy part mexican if so Tony will love and promote this grifter. Thank god he's not black that would automatically make him unqualified.

Anonymous said...

Nothing against Campbell but we already have one dumb ass millennial on council. Don't need another one.

Anonymous said...

Is he for the toy train? What is his stand on the airport? What about a city subsidized 1,000 room hotel? This guy could be just as bad as Glover.

Anonymous said...

He should be running for school board, when talks about pre-K, that is not a city council issue.

Anonymous said...

Best bet is to plan an exit strategy.

Anonymous said...

Both those guys look like they have been getting mollywhopped their entire lives, middle, elementary, high school.... i bet they were hall monitors... Jesus H Christ the one on the right is most likely still a virgin....blllaaaaahhhHhhhaaaaa
im white, but these dudes are the whitest mofo's ever!

Anonymous said...

Sly installed him into the Board of Trustees for City Trust back in 2011.

Anonymous said...

He's into streetcars and soccer.

Anonymous said...

He's a streetcar geek through and through. He's probably also for tearing down the airport and building a new hotel downtown, all with MORE taxpayer money. I'm no Glover fan, but fuck this guy. He's one of Sly's bitches, a rubber stamp.

Anonymous said...

Jared Campbell, Treasurer - The Greater Kansas City Area Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

Anonymous said...

+2:41

Anonymous said...

"Creating a long term vision plan"?
That's all we need. Pay out of town consultants hundreds of thousands of dollars to tell us what our vision should be. Oh, I know...tear down the airport and make it inconvenient as hell, build a new downtown hotel with tax money, hand out millions more in tax breaks to Kansas companies looking to move across the street, push a streetcar that nobody will ride, but costs up the ass in new and unfair taxes, and continue corporate welfare until the city is broke. Okay, there's your vision, and I didn't charge you a penny.

Anonymous said...

This boob needs a nose job

Anonymous said...

He is cute. I will give him a blow job.

Anonymous said...

2:48 - I'm absolutely positive he'll give you one.

Anonymous said...

@248, so you are the cum rape guy.

Homo.

Anonymous said...

Glover tire of City Hall and in a rush to take a plush gig at Polsinelli, Cerner, or Burns and Mac?

Could make for a nice pretend election. With his pre screened opponent able to take over quickly in what appears to be a Glover loss.

Anonymous said...

Streetcars and airports and soccer and beer pong, these are a few of my favorite things.

Anonymous said...

2:51 - sorry, but all reserved for Sly

KC Fact Checher said...

One of you assholes mentioned the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast.

Sly has nothing to do with that.

It's sponsored by a collection of MAYORS that rarely includes ours from KCMO. So, you mention this either because you're nearly illiterate or just regular old liars.

Anonymous said...

We would like to thank our
2014 Prayer breakfast Sponsors
Black & Veatch
Blue Cross Blue Shield
City Manager, KCMO
Global Prairie
Green Wave Technology, Inc.
HNTB
IAFF #42
IBEW #124
J. E. Dunn Construction Co.
KCMO School District
KCP&L
Park University
Polsinelli Law Firm
Sprint

Anonymous said...

Jared is probably to honest. I have known him for a long time and seriously can not fault him for anything! No he is not Sly's puppet.

Anonymous said...

Yip most of the usual suspects. All pray.

Anonymous said...

He will be once Sly starts whipping his ass into shape.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar Neighbors
about an hour ago
Streetcar supporter Jared Campbell is running for City Council.

Campbell for Kansas City
Thank you for visiting the Campbell for Kansas City Facebook page. Please "like" my page to receive updates on the campaign.
172 like this

Anonymous said...

We'll need a prayer after Sly's bitches get in there.

Anonymous said...

3:40 - if that list is meant to impress, all you've done is single out what is wrong in this town. By the way, where is Hallmark and the Civic Council?

Anonymous said...

I honestly have no idea how Hallmark is still in business?
I guess Baby Boomers still pass cards around like it's 1960?

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to stay in this corrupt circus known as CK. Sell at the peak of this bubble to some greater fool and bye bye CK.

Good luck when it all comes crashing down.

Anonymous said...

Boomers are the only ones with any assets and money 4:18.

Enjoy riding the streetcar-walking-zero mobility.

Anonymous said...

The fastest growth is trust fund kids. They outpace job growth now. That is if you were born into the 1% club.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar supporter Jared Campbell is running for City Council!!!!!

Streetcar supporter Jared Campbell is running for City Council!!!!!

Streetcar supporter Jared Campbell is running for City Council!!!!!

Get out your earplugs.

Anonymous said...

1:31 too funny


I'll listen to the guy. He has a nice smile.

Anonymous said...

How does he fell about that lying POS city manager? You know how you can tell when Troy Schulte is lying? His lips are moving.

Anonymous said...

4:24 you don't know shit about trust fund kids......How many of them have you met in midtown?

Trust fund kids are few and far between. The majority of them are useless. They are needy and clingy.

God bless america.

Anonymous said...

Most of them are flocking to Brooklyn instead of staying CK 4:32.

CK is just a stop for a quick playcation before moving on to the next illusion.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take courage to put money in your own pocket.

Anonymous said...

I'll vote against anyone who is going to waste my money on the streetcar, including this guy

Brent said...

It is difficult to express how proud and honored I am to be Jared Campbell's brother. I'll admit that I am biased, but I encourage you to learn more about Jared before casting your votes for the 4th District. Jared is a man of the caliber that is honest, gives and earns the respect of others, listens to all viewpoints, stands up for his beliefs, and is humble enough to admit mistakes. I don't know enough about the other candidates to form an opinion, however I do know Jared is the type of representative we have missing throughout this country. He is honest, gives respect and works hard to earn and maintain his own, and loves Kansas City. It's impossible to please 100% of the people on every issue but I know Jared will work tirelessly to improve Kansas City and his 'door is open' for your questions and ideas.

Tiffany said...

Kansas City would be very fortunate to have as deserving a candidate as Jared Campbell representing the 4th District.

Anonymous said...

God help this City

Anonymous said...

Brent and Tiffany, you are both naive as naive can be. KC politics is extremely brutal, and good intentions mean nothing without more money than the other candidate, and how much dirt you have on the opposition. Prepare to be followed,cyber stalked, and have every stone in your past unturned.

Anonymous said...

Glover is worthless, I'll take my chance on the new guy.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a Cleaver retread. Don't trust him... or Glover.

Vickie Shetlon said...

I'm Jared's step mother and I'm appalled at the rude and crude remarks from people that I'm sure do not know him well enough to say anything!!! He's been in my life since he was 3 years old and I have 4 other children of my own. He was the most incredible, well-behaved child that anyone could ever imagine and as he grew to an adult, I was amazed at his reasoning abilities at every age. He was never one to be rude, argumentative or confrontational. As an adult, he is caring, compassionate and has impeccable ethics that any person involved in community work could ever have. I have taught for over 30 years and have seen what our school systems in the area are pouring out as graduates. Jared and Katie both realize the importance of early intervention in children's learning and reasoning skills. Someone better intervene with what is going on or I have no hope for what future generations will be like. So those of you who shoot off your mouths about him, don't really know what he truly stands for so quit trying to show off your ignorance by posting such garbage!!

Anonymous said...

I grew up with and was good friends with jared campbell.I am not interested in a rail car, a new airport, or pumping more $$$ into KCPS.. But I can say that Jared is one of the kindest, most honest, friendliest guys I've known. The ignorant comments I read above are written by cowards who don't know him.