For this day dedicated to love we share a glimpse at local movers and shakers who work together in order to shape the discourse, politics and culture in Kansas City.
Take a peek at these players who might have loved and lost but now prove victorious given their devotion to the game . . .
From media to policy consulting, they aren't married but they're often spotted together in close company as they share insight, access and guidance to entrepreneurs and elected officials.Diana & Jason Kander
She is a biz power player who quietly amassed a fortune whilst helping to shape KC politics behind the scenes and more than any single person. He's a former Missouri SecState, former Presidential contender, veterans rights activist, podcaster and social media influencer who remains a favorite of progressives across the nation. Together the Kanders remain kingmakers for any local effort.5th District Council Lady Ryana Parks-Shaw & Public Works Director Michael Shaw
This year a new KC power couple have risen among the ranks thanks to their political skill and "equity" efforts at City Hall.
Don't worry about a litany of potential conflicts. Instead, share the love . . .
The council lady enjoyed a mostly unnoticed rise to power whilst the new Public Works director was boosted by the city manger in the name of "inclusion" and not at all to garner a bit of goodwill among Black council members who universally opposed his hire.Kansas City Mayor Q & New City Manager Brian Platt
The mayor is a confirmed bachelor and the new city manager has a wife with a lot of Kansas City metro political donor friends with EPIC connections to the Democratic Party elite.
Together they're an odd couple who are DEFUNDING local police by about 12 MILLION BUCKS without as much as a peep from local conservatives and in the aftermath of the deadliest year in KCMO history.
If taking on law enforcement is their first collaboration . . . Who knows what they'll accomplish in the future?!?!Brittany Matthews & Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
Let's be real . . . Despite a soul crushing Super Bowl defeat, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and his bride to be Brittany Matthews are still the King & Queen of Kansas City.
They are the only real celebrities in this cowtown and every aspect of their personal and professional lives is celebrated not only locally but across the nation.
To wit . . .
NOMINATE AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE KANSAS CITY POWER COUPLE AND SHOW LOCALS A BIT OF LOVE FOR TEAMWORK!!!
We'll be paying close attention to the suggestions, feedback and voting and not (totally) grabbing some takeout and checking in on recently divorced former lady friends.
You decide . . .