Candidates File For Seats On The Kansas City Council

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Candidates lined up on Tuesday morning Dec. 9, for the first day to file their nominating petitions for candidacy for seats on the City Council and for Mayor.
Mayor Sly James, so far, will face a challenge from Vincent C. Lee who filed to run for mayor.
The deadline to file is January 13, 2015.
The primary election will be held in April and the general election will be in June, 2015.
All 12 Council seats are up for grabs and some of those races in the heart of the urban core, 3rd District and 5th District in-District, and at-Large, will be interesting to watch unfold.
Council candidates filing on Tuesday:

1st District in-District: Jane Rinehart, Dick Davis (incumbent), Heather Hall and Louie Wright.
1st District at-Large: Jeffrey Roberts and Scott Wagner (incumbent).
2nd District in-District: Dan Fowler and Bill Super.
3rd District in-District: Shaheer Akhtab, Jermaine Reed (incumbent), Rachel Riley, Bryan Dial and Jamekia Kendrix.
3rd District at-Large: Virginia Evans, Karmello Coleman and Quinton Lucas.
4th District in-District: Jolie Justus.
4th District at-Large: Jared Campbell.
5th District in-District: Bilal Muhammad, Alissia Canady, Lance William Conley and Kenneth Bacchus.
5th District at-Large: Theresa Garza Ruiz.
6th District in-District: Terrence Nash.
6th District at-Large: Scott Taylor (incumbent)
There are several other candidates who may have filed in Cass County but are not showing up on the filings at this time.
Ed Ford, Jan Marcason, Melba Curls, John Sharp, Russ Johnson and Cindy Circo are leaving the Council due to term limits.
It is rumored that City Councilman Michael Brooks will not seek re-election


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