It is official. I am running for the open First District At-Large seat on the Jackson County Legislature. The primary election is Aug. 5. It looks like I will have a formidable opponent, but I truly believe that I can win the race and serve as a good, fair-minded representative for the people of Jackson County.
This is my home; this is where my heart is. Folks in Jackson County have been incredibly supportive of me and my family, through thick and thin, on and off the ball-field. Now that I am close to being able to retire, I want to take more time to give back. As a county legislator, I feel like I can help enhance and expand parks and recreation programs for kids and adults, and work to attract more businesses, sports groups and visitors to our community.
I am proud to have the support of my wonderful wife, Teresa, and my children, extended family and many, many friends in this endeavor. And I hope I can ask for and secure your support, as well.
Jackson County’s First Legislative District encompasses sections of Independence, Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, Blue Springs, Sugar Creek, Oak Grove, Buckner, Lake Tapawingo, Sibley, Grain Valley and Levasy.
One of the truly great rewards of playing, coaching and announcing baseball here in Kansas City and Jackson County has been talking with and getting to know so many people, from the central city to the rural districts and suburbs. I feel that I will be a much-needed voice of reason in the county legislature.
Your personal support is invaluable to me, and is much appreciated.