Voters should be fairly familiar with the candidates seeking the Ward 4 City Council seat in Raymore.
Jonathan Seeley already holds the position, and Charlene Hubach served on the council from 2004 until last year.
Seeley hopes to make life a little easier for folks who drive in Raymore. Hubach wants to make sure the people along the rural postoffice route continue to get their mail.
The elected candidate will serve a two-year term representing the southeastern part of the city. Council member Sonja Abdelgawad also serves that area.
• Age: 31
• Address: 612 S. Adams
• Occupation: Licensed professional engineer
• Education: Bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas
• Public experience: Serving his first term on the City Council; Raymore Planning and Zoning Commission, 2011-2012
• Stances: One of his priorities is planning for and improving the flow of traffic to the growing number of businesses along the Missouri 58 corridor. Raymore’s biggest challenge is the road system, both maintenance and traffic flow. He’d like to see the Farmer’s Market expand.
• Age: Declined to disclose
• Address: 1002 E. Hubach Hill Road
• Occupation: Retired, formerly the postmaster for Raymore
• Education: Bachelor’s in urban affairs from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
• Public experience: Raymore City Council, 2004-2012; a member of the Raymore Cemetery Association Board
• Stances: She wants to bring a dog park to Raymore. She also wants to keep the postal rural route in service.
| Kathleen Pointer, Special to The Star