The 2nd District covers Platte County and a sliver of western Clay County. The 2nd District at-large race pits former City Councilwoman Teresa Loar against Jay Hodges, who worked for more than three years as a member of Mayor Sly James’ staff.
Occupation: Customer relations, State Street
Education: Bachelor’s in political science from Park University
Previous public service: Two terms on the North Kansas City Board of Education; two terms on the Kansas City Council, 1995-2003
Campaign platform: Back to basic services: roads and bridges, sewers, street lights, trash pickup, snow removal, abandoned buildings, community centers, parks and public safety. Good solid, planned economic development.
Endorsements: Citizens Association; Freedom Inc; Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus
Occupation: Director of Mo-Kan LECET, a labor/management trust fund
Bachelor’s in sociology and master’s in business administration from Baker University
Previous public service: Served as senior adviser for economic development and public safety in Mayor Sly James’ administration; oversaw city’s involvement in 2012 All-Star Game, World Series and Big 12 Tournaments
Campaign platform: We are stronger together than we are apart and it is important to remain unified if we are to continue moving this city forward. I am running to find partners and build collaborations so that we can work together to discover creative solutions to the problems that face our city.
Endorsements: AFL-CIO, Carpenters District Council; Forward KC; Taxpayers Unlimited
To reach Lynn Horsley, call 816-226-2058 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.