For the record and whether or not TKC agrees with their politics . . . This blog doesn't provide endorsements BUT generally we're encouraged when young people demonstrate enthusiasm about public service, Democracy and participating in local government. Accordingly, we contend that Justice Horn & Manny Abarca have impressive career credentials and have shown a great deal of commitment to improving their community.
However . . . And despite www.TonysKansasCity.com open-mindedness . . .
OLD SCHOOL JACKSON COUNTY VOTERS DON'T SEEM TO LIKE THEIR OPTIONS IN AN UPCOMING ELECTION!!!
This is actually a very big problem for both candidates . . .
Whilst activists and social media influencers skew younger, frequent voters are typically older.
In fact . . .
The most reliable voter demographic is over 50 . . . In many Kansas City neighborhoods . . . Voters over 60 dominate polling stations.
A few examples offer a glimpse at the trend beyond word sent to TKC . . .
Conservative Pete Mundo just flipped out when talking about the 'cisgender' terminology that Justice Horn often employs. Trendy new terms often go over the head of older voters at best and typically anger people who don't like learning new things.
A message sent to TKC that might surprise some Jackson County voters . . .
"Can we have an option to vote for someone who isn't an also activist??? I'd like to vote for a candidate- who takes their job seriously. For years we've suffered under leaders who are more concerned with social media popularity than community participation. I remember Henry Rizzo was always eager to meet with community groups, neighborhoods and labor . . .
It would be nice to have candidate with a connection to their constituents, not just Twitter followers . . ."
Actually . . .
Mr. Rizzo's work on alerting of environmental danger and the crisis at homeless camps have inspired a few people to hope for his comeback to the courthouse in order to make this Jackson County contest more interesting.
Right now that's just speculation . . .
What we know for sure is that there is a generational divide among voters and the new crop of Jackson County candidates.
Developing . . .