Teach Great, the political action group pushing the Missouri ballot measure, dropped its campaign, even with $1.6 million in its pocket from multimillionaire and persistent conservative education reformer Rex Sinquefield. The group decided it wasn’t ready to mount a successful campaign.
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Incumbent Presiding Commissioner Jeff Cox is proud of moving Cass County back to basics. Former Belton Mayor Phil Duncan still has hopes for the dormant broadband project and would like to expand the relationship with the community college system.
Republican incumbent Gary Cross, a real estate investor, said his experience in the legislature and in small business makes him the better candidate. Ken Duvall, a lawyer who defends businesses in litigation, said his work gives him knowledge of the economy and business world.
After serving seven terms on the Jackson County Legislature, Democrat Dennis Waits should have no trouble winning an eighth four-year term against Republican challenger Raymond Wilson and Richard McKie of the Constitution Party.
Former Royals great Frank White and Levasy Alderman Weldon Woodward face off for the 1st District at-large seat on the Jackson County Legislature now held by Theresa Garza Ruiz, who is stepping down to run for Kansas City Council.
Laura Dominik and Tom Van Camp survived a four-candidate primary in August. She’s concerned about crime, housing values and continuing the city’s public safety sales taxes. He’s focusing on utility rates and the former Rockwood Golf Club.