Monday, June 04, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! GEOFF JOLLEY: KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDER TO REPLACE 4TH DISTRICT COUNCIL LADY MAYORAL HOPEFUL JOLIE JUSTUS!!!
Democratic Party leaders are already working on their line-up for City Hall elections.
To wit . . .
TODAY GEOFF JOLLEY ANNOUNCES HIS CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF TO REPLACE 4TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS!!!
Now, local insiders already know Mr. Jolley, here's his website for those who don't . . .
- He's the former District Director Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.
- He's a firefighter.
- He's also a political consultant but mostly just the token white guy around most urban core political events.
I'm sure his pitch will be much more enthusiastic but we're trying to be somewhat objective.
The reality, he has been the front runner all along as this Midtown/Downtown KCMO office isn't so much elected as it is appointed.
Which is sorta how Council Lady Jolie got the job and why she seems strangely confident that she'll be successful in her bid for mayor.
In the meantime, the critics of Council Lady Jolie haven't been impressed by her fundraising totals or her performance at the neighborhood level on City Council.
You decide . . .
UPDATE: In fairness, here's his presser . . .
Geoff Jolley Announces Candidacy for 4th Distirct (In-District) City Council
Committed to a City for ALL
June 4, 2018
(Kansas City, MO) - Today, Geoff Jolley announced his candidacy for the City Council of Kansas City, 4th District (In-District). The 4th District (In-District) seat will be open as the incumbent is seeking higher office.
"There can be nothing more sacred than the trust individuals place in their elected officials to faithfully represent their views, to embrace policies they champion, and to do so while spending their tax dollars wisely," said Geoff. "I hope to serve the people of our great City with common sense, dedication, and hard work."
Born and raised in Kansas City, Geoff has worked tirelessly to help make Kansas City a better place to live, to work, and to raise a family.
Following the mantra "work hard, play hard", Geoff worked two jobs for the past 10 years. He currently serves as a firefighter with the Kansas City Fire Department, willingly putting his life on the line to place the needs of others first in our community. He treats individuals with compassion, dignity, and empathy, regardless of one's politics, race, or socio-economic status.
As a public servant and attorney, Geoff also served alongside Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II until recently, having worked the past 13 years with individuals, non-profits, and businesses to ensure their interests were represented in Washington, DC.
Under the Congressman's direction, Geoff focused on reinvesting federal resources in the region to assist with housing, transportation, infrastructure, homeland security, energy, and environmental needs. He also worked on creating economic development and job opportunities for those in need and building lasting and productive relationships amongst stakeholders in the region.
"I have witnessed first-hand many of the services the people of our community rely on and believe I am well positioned to continue to advocate for those services while creating opportunity for growth and improvement," remarked Geoff. "It is important to maintain our City's momentum by making strategic, sensible, and sustainable investments with available tax dollars. This includes investing in our people, investing in our neighborhoods, and investing in our City - a City for ALL."
Prior to working for Congressman Cleaver, Geoff spent six months as a Lieutenant with the Antarctic Fire Department at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Additionally, following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Geoff joined Missouri Task Force-1, a FEMA Urban Search & Rescue team, where he continues to serve today as a Rescue Specialist. He has been deployed to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin EF-5 tornado.
Geoff earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics with a minor in African-American Studies from Emory University in Atlanta before obtaining his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in the Historic Northeast along with their two young daughters. Kimberly is a teacher at Troost Elementary in the Kansas City Missouri School District and their children both attend public schools.
More information can be found at www.JolleyForKC.com .