Thursday, March 21, 2019
SHOCK!!! TKC READER SEYZ THE 2019 LEADING KANSAS CITY MAYORAL CANDIDATES SHOULD BE DISQUALIFIED!!!
Tonight we conclude our blogging blast with a scathing critique of the leaders in the mayoral contest.
This analysis is rough and unflinching but with so many candidates competing, the judgements going around were destined to get more severe . . .
So check this TKC reader estimation of the candidates moving to the front of the contest . . .
KCMO MAYORAL RACE THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST? NOT EXACTLY!
JERMAINE REED claimed a Master's degree from UMKC, but never earned one. DISQUALIFIED
QUINTON LUCAS (attorney), described by himself and others as a KU Law Professor, is actually a Lecturer of Law at the KU School of Law. Big difference. Oh, and then there's that matter of a recent DUI arrest. DISQUALIFIED
SCOTT TAYLOR (attorney), likes to talk about his time on the Center School District Board, but actually sends his own son to the private $20K/year Barstow School. And isn't it convenient that he rakes in developer cash after approving their tax-subsidized building projects as Chair of the Planning/Zoning Committee? Ethics dictates that you don't do anything that even gives the appearance of impropriety. DISQUALIFIED
JOLIE JUSTUS (attorney), claims her experience in Jefferson City makes her a better choice, but it didn't stop her from skirting basic ethics in attempting to award KCMO's largest ever public infrastructure project (airport terminal) without a bidding process, to a company that donates to her campaign. And even she recognized that she wasn't the best candidate, as she quit the race to endorse an opponent. DISQUALIFIED
And so the search continues for a mayoral candidate with the cash to be taken seriously but without all of the baggage that these City Hall politicos are taking with them into the upcoming election.
You decide . . .