Shawnee Council Slap Fight Kansas GOP

A battle over political rep in this middle-to-working-class suburb desperately seeking a distraction from another chain-restaurant takeout meal . . .

"The lawsuit centers on a campaign flyer that was distributed around a state Senate race between Rep. Mike Thompson and Democratic challenger Lindsey Constance. Kevin and Dawn Tubbesing allege that the election mailer insinuates that two $250 political donations made by Dawn Tubbesing to Constance, who also is a Shawnee councilwoman and now is president of the Shawnee City Council, were a payoff for a vote in favor of $3.1 million in incentives for a $13 million, 67-unit multifamily project."

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Developer Kevin Tubbesing, his wife sue Kansas Republican Party - Kansas City Business Journal

An industrious Johnson County developer and his wife, a former Shawnee city councilwoman, are peeved at the Kansas Republican Party. Kevin and Dawn Tubbesing filed a lawsuit in Johnson County District Court last month that claims the party committed "false light" invasion of privacy.

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Anonymous said…
It was a payoff.
Anonymous said…
I have know Kevin Tubbesing for many years. Not close friends as I find him aggressive and off putting. He is one of the least congenial people I know and has no boundaries in trying to get his way and push through his ideas upon Chambers of Commerce and City governments. I have no doubt that he plays a dirty game and I would not support his lawsuit. He is generally not a nice person or civic minded.
Anonymous said…
Little Kev is just pissed because he got called on it.
Anonymous said…
9:37 is dead on thee money the guy is a jerk.
Anonymous said…
If there is a lawsuit over every misleading campaign fliers the courts will be busy.
Anonymous said…
City government really has NOTHING to do with partisan politics.
Maintaining streets, providing affordable utilities, common sense planning and zoning, a high degree of public safety, a balanced tax structure, and all the rest of the actual responsibilities of a municipal government are practical services and not driven by conservative or liberal philosophies.
When that's NOT the case, there's an example of what takes place right here in the metro.
KCMO.
Drive around and experience snow removal in KCMO v Overland Park.
Big mistake if Shawnee follows down this path.
Anonymous said…
No offense to him, but in the face, he looks a little bit like Jim Carrey beaten with a shovel.
Anonymous said…
Too many California Karencrats moving to Johnson county to escape the hell hole their liberalism has created. They do not learn and bring their save the world attitude with them only to destroy another state.
Anonymous said…
^^You're old, lonely, and boring.
Anonymous said…
Tony there is some glorious nastiness going on in shawnee these days, I came hoping tracy would comment, she seems dialed in to the muni matters out there. does this have anything to do with he mayor's troubles? dysfunctional council being a connecting thread, maybe

but what a dumb lawsuit, if the defendant asks for a jury, there is no way you gonna get johnson county people in a pandemic give a shit about this whining rich guy plaintiff
Anonymous said…
^^ when the just name call then you know you are right over the target. nothing worse then new socialist in Kansas except new muslims immigrant socialists.