Thursday, March 28, 2019
TKC COUNTERPOINT: OLD SCHOOL KCPD CHIEF CORWIN ENDORSES COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR
Earlier this week critics attacked Councilman Lucas over talk of racial profiling and criticism of the KCPD in his "racial justice" gambit for the mayor's job.
Now . . .
TEAM QUINTON EARNS SUPPORT FROM FORMER KANSAS CITY TOP COP CORWIN!!!
Mayoral Candidate Quinton Lucas Receives Endorsement of Chief Corwin
Kansas City, MO – Mayoral Candidate Quinton Lucas announced that he has received the endorsement of former Chief of Police James Corwin. Chief Corwin, who led the Kansas City Police Department for seven years as part of 32 years of service, offered his support for Mr. Lucas amid the crowded mayoral race.
“I proudly support Quinton because he has stood with law enforcement since his first day in office and will continue to do so. I’m confident he is the right choice for Mayor because of his commitment to the safety of families across our City” said Chief Corwin.
Mr. Lucas, who has served four years on City Council, said “I am honored to be endorsed by such a respected member of our community as Chief Corwin. To have the support of the Chief, and so many active and retired police men and women, is a crucial first step in my efforts to
bring together our city.”
Lucas said that violent crime is the most pressing issue facing Kansas City, and it will be the primary focus of his efforts as Mayor. Lucas, also endorsed by Freedom, Inc., Kansas City’s leading black political organization, said, “I am uniquely positioned to be a Mayor who can communicate and collaborate between law enforcement and black and brown communities.
Building trust is a critical step in addressing violent crime. I’m honored and humbled to have these endorsements, and I feel the weight of responsibility to bring our community together to fight crime and rebuild our neighborhoods.”
To announce the endorsement, Chief Corwin has recorded the attached video message.
Councilman Lucas was elected citywide in 2015 and has since been a leading voice on the Council, working with local businesses to drive private investment and job growth in our city, while also leading efforts to secure quality housing opportunities in all Kansas City neighborhoods. He is widely viewed as a top contender in the 2019 race for Mayor.
Here's the clip:
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