Wednesday, May 19, 2010
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JONAS IS IN THE KANSAS CITY MAYOR'S RACE!!!
It's official . . . We were talking about it on TKC first.
Check the presser:
State Representative Leonard Jonas Hughes IV Officially Enters Kansas City Mayoral Race
KANSAS CITY – State Representative Leonard Jonas Hughes IV announced today that he will seek the office of Kansas City Mayor in 2011.
“After talking with many supporters and local leaders, I have decided that it is time for real leadership in Kansas City. As the people’s mayor, I will fight to bring real jobs to our city and to make our neighborhoods safer. If we work together, we can restore confidence in City Hall.”
Hughes has served in the Missouri House of Representatives since 2004 and is a member of the House Budget Committee, serving as the ranking member of Appropriations- General Administration. He also serves on the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, Committee on Fiscal Review and Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues. He serves as Chief Deputy Whip of the Democrat Caucus and is a member of the Democrat "Blue Dog" Caucus in the Missouri House, which emphasizes fiscally responsible policies.
“I am running for Mayor because Kansas City deserves a leader dedicated to serving the people and protecting their tax dollars. I know the importance of putting the city’s issues first before political ego. It’s time everyday families voices are heard, jobs are created, small businesses grow and we return real leadership to City Hall, ” said Hughes.
Hughes is currently Vice Chair of the Black Caucus in the Missouri House. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Rose Brooks Woman’s Domestic Violence Shelter, and is a member of the Committee for County Progress and NAACP.