Whoever wins the Ward 1 race on Tuesday won’t be a newcomer to the Raymore City Council. Incumbent Kevin Kellogg is finishing his second term on city’s governing body. His challenger, Dale Jacobson, was a councilman from 1998 to 2007.
Kellogg said he wants to work on adding sidewalks and keeping up the appearance of neighborhoods. Some areas Jacobson is focusing on are parks and recreation and community activities.
Raymore is divided into four wards with two members each. The winner, who will serve a two-year term, will represent Ward 1 along with Jeffrey Stevens.
The first ward is in the southwestern part of the city.
• Age: 56
• Address: 500 River Birch Road
• Occupation: Local program and production manager for KCTV-5
• Education: Bachelor’s in communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
• Public experience: Raymore Council, 1998-2007; two years as mayor pro-tem
• Website: Facebook: Dale Jacobson for Raymore City Council Ward 1
• Stances: His priorities are fiscal policy, public safety and amenities such as community activities and parks and recreation. He said the biggest challenge facing Raymore is how to manage high growth.
• Age: 46
• Address: Not given
• Occupation: Electronic assembly and adjustments for Honeywell
• Education: Graduated from East High School in Des Moines
• Public experience: In second term on Raymore Council; currently mayor pro tem; Cass County and city representative to Mid-America Regional Council; two years on Raymore Planning and Zoning Commission
• Website: None
• Stances: His priorities are not raising property taxes, budget items that better equip city staff and supporting a city program adding sidewalks to neighborhoods. He wants the city to take a more active part in working with neighborhoods on the upkeep of neighborhood entrances.
| Kathleen Pointer, Special to The Star