TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOP 6 UPSTART COUNCIL CANDIDATES TO WATCH!!!
This morning let's look at the future of Kansas City politics and some of the folks who are attempting to get an early start in what will most certainly be a long and contentious campaign for City Council.
Accordingly . . .
CHECK THE TOP 5 KANSAS CITY UPSTART CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES!!!
There's a lot of people out there campaigning and throwing their name around but these seem to be the folks with the most upside potential who have ALREADY put in work to get noticed.
From North of the river to South Kansas City . . . Here are the standouts.
Heather Hall - 1st District
Heather Hall is already off to a strong start with a big endorsement from the FOP which should make a big difference out in cop land. Moreover, behind the scenes it seems that she's got some Conservative support that should resonate with the folks in the northland hinterland who often feel disconnected with the politics of Kansas City proper.
Teresa Loar - 2nd District At-Large
Don't call it a comeback . . . This former Kansas City Council lady is starting fresh and she's already outlasted one of her opponents. Ms. Loar has always been a Kansas City power broker but in this tough fundraising climate she's going to have her work cut out for her . . . Still, look for Theresa Loar to start making more waves very soon as local power players have already taken notice of her campaign and are moving to support her early.
Rev. Steve "Flash" Gordon - 3rd District At-Large
Rev. Stephan Gordon is making his bid for City Council through a grassroots campaign effort intended to challenge the community connections of his VERY WELL-FUNDED OPPONENT who seems to be the favorite of many Freedom, Inc. insiders.
John Fierro - 4th District
Mr. Fierro has no place to go but up in his bid to outmaneuver Missouri State Senator Jolie Justus. In his favor, it'll be harder for the very popular political lady to transfer her HUGE BANKROLL to her City Council campaign. Still, Council Lady Jan Marcason has already anointed Jolie as her successor so there is now question it'll be an uphill battle.
Sherwood Smith - 5th District???
This is the one of the most interesting contests coming up . . . 5th District is always where Sherwood Smith should have started his political career. We like Mr. Smith's chances far better than the other fire dude chatting up anybody who will listen. Moreover, if Mr. Smith attempts to compete in the 5th District he'll have the chance for a bit of revenge against both Freedom, Inc. AND Mayor Sly. Maybe even some (not so) friendly union competition with Theresa Garza Ruiz if he decides to run at large . . . And he should run at-large. As always, TKC TIPSTERS TOLD US FIRST!!!
MO State Rep. Kevin McManus - 6th District
Finally, new school Missouri State Rep. Kevin McManus is in the lead to follow Councilman John Sharp in the 6th. Admittedly, we don't know much about Mr. McManus only that just about every politico thinks he's a lock for the job if he wants it.
Accordingly, consider that all of these politicos are out there making waves in Kansas City for their upcoming Council campaigns that are less than a year away.
Developing . . .