The Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings!!!
Sarah Nicola Randall inspires this quick look at THE TOP LOCAL POWER PLAYERS AMID THIS HISTORIC WEEK IN KANSAS CITY as we continue an important tradition of creating the most enviable list in this cowtown.
KCK Police Chief Terry Ziegler Soldiered On Through Tragic Circumstances
All of the Kansas City metro was impressed with the candor and professionalism of this top ranking law enforcement official. KCK Chief Terry Ziegler and his department have suffered tremendous losses this year and the local leader did a commendable job in keeping the public informed about the relevant details of the latest tragedy.
Show-Me Rep. John Rizzo On The Road To The Missouri State Senate
Once again, legislative experience along with an IMPRESSIVE campaign effort push this Kansas City politico over the top. This week MO House Rep. John Rizzo Earned Support from Governor Nixon for his State Senate Run. Shortly thereafter, polling confirmed TKC FIRST NEWS and revealed that he leads his election contest by 25 points.
Kansas City Activist Alonzo Washington Talks Current Events In Rare Interview
Mr. Washington once again proved to be both a knowledgeable strident advocate against crime in his radio chat with @JaymeKMBZ this week that was CLEARLY the most interesting talk MSM had to offer.
Light Rail Transit Champion Chastain Wins City Hall Petition Fight Round One
This week Clay Chastain's light rail initiative was approved to go on the November ballot as the only man to win a citywide rail vote moved closer to making his plan a reality.
Kansas SecState Kobach Rides Trump Wave
More than any other local elected official . . . Secstate Kris Kobach has capitalized on Trump's rise to political prominence. Check this bittersweet recognition of a Sunflower State rising star as The Pitch desperately attempts to swagger-jack the style of our blog community: Democracy loses, but Kris Kobach stays winning
And so . . . This week the Presidential silly season officially kicked off and Kansas City proved to be just as embroiled in the culture war as any other spot on the map.
As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people and trends in Kansas City.