The most important election outcome from last night reveals remarkable weakness from a local legend who hasn't confronted many serious challenges during his political career that has been mostly built upon baseball highlights rather than any legislative achievements.
JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE NEARLY LOST TO AN UNKNOWN DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY CONTENDER LAST NIGHT!!!
Stacy Lake is a nice person, very smart and she ran a clean campaign . . . The upstart candidate nearly knocked off the local legend given a groundswell of antipathy against Exec White following COVID lockdowns and fear of rising property taxes.
Expect to see more of Ms. Lake . . . SHE IMPRESSED A LOT OF PEOPLE from throughout the political spectrum during her rookie run.
Now . . .
Our question to readers . . .
WILL JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN WINNER THERESA GALVIN RALLY MAINSTREAM SUPPORT AGAINST AN UNPOPULAR ADMINISTRATION?!?!
Insiders offer a bit of hope but also remind us to remain realistic . . .
Check the returns and the numbers tell us that Jackson County remains an overwhelmingly Democratic-controlled enclave . . .
The challenge for Legislator Galvin is to win over moderate Democratic Party voters, prove she's not an extremist and that she's more concerned with the business of the courthouse rather than culture war & talk show politics.
Here's more on the aftermath . . .
Jackson County Executive Frank White won renomination Tuesday by beating Stacy Lake in the Democratic primary. It was the closest race out of the seven the former baseball great has run since entering politics eight years ago.
White received 53 percent of the total, with 33,943 votes to Lake’s 29,765.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Frank White wins Democratic primary for Jackson County Executive; will face Theresa Cass Galvin in November
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Incumbent Frank White Jr. won the Democratic Primary bid for Jackson County Executive Tuesday and will take on Theresa Cass Galvin, the winner on the Republican side, in November's general election. White knocked off challenger Stacy Lake to secure the nomination.