I am leaving the race for the 4th district at-large seat and jumping in the race for 4th in district for the KCMO city council.
With Councilwoman Jolie Justus announcing her entry into KCMO's mayoral race, her 4th district seat will lose the big picture idealism and focus on social justice that came to define her time in office. I have decided, with significant deliberation, that the best way for me to continue serving Kansas City is to run for the seat Jolie will be vacating. I am still running on a platform of big ideas for affordable housing and neighborhood reinvestment without displacement. My time in office still will be defined by a quest for social justice and economic prosperity for all. Supporting public schools and making universal early childhood education a reality will still be top priorities. And I will continue my work toward transparent government and smart investment in our infrastructure.
Even though this doesn't change my priorities or my platform, I need your support now more than ever. And here are the three best ways you can help: