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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:16 am
by flyingember
DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 am
I like Brandon, but he has not been able to collaborate in the Legislature (which means he probably won't collaborate with the new council). He has no legislative wins to speak of.
To be fair, when the legislature is 70% one party, collaboration is hard for the other party.
Justus has been mentioned as taking years to get single wins when she was

But it's a good point

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 pm
by tower
So, since Shields will almost certainly win 4th-at-large (based on primary results), is there any good reason to not just write in a candidate in protest? I don't really like Westfall, based on what I've read, and even if he got all of Strassle's votes, he would still lose by a 3-1 margin. I would probably write in Matt Staub.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:43 pm
by swid
There's no space to enter a write-in vote on this election's ballots.

(Source: me, as I voted absentee on Saturday.)

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:17 pm
by tower
Well damn, looks like I'm voting for Westfall. Unfortunately, I don't really think he is any better than Shields.

Thanks for the info.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:48 pm
by beautyfromashes
I still don’t know how no one on this board ran against Shields! I’m disappointed in all of you.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:31 pm
by DaveKCMO
tower wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 pm
So, since Shields will almost certainly win 4th-at-large (based on primary results), is there any good reason to not just write in a candidate in protest? I don't really like Westfall, based on what I've read, and even if he got all of Strassle's votes, he would still lose by a 3-1 margin. I would probably write in Matt Staub.
You'd be better off voting for Westfall. Write-ins never win.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:32 pm
by DaveKCMO
beautyfromashes wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:48 pm
I still don’t know how no one on this board ran against Shields! I’m disappointed in all of you.
Lots of people waiting in the wings that never pulled the trigger (or they pulled the trigger but switched when Jolie switched). Also, Shields will breaking your fucking knees (or so they say).

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm
by tower
DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:31 pm
tower wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 pm
So, since Shields will almost certainly win 4th-at-large (based on primary results), is there any good reason to not just write in a candidate in protest? I don't really like Westfall, based on what I've read, and even if he got all of Strassle's votes, he would still lose by a 3-1 margin. I would probably write in Matt Staub.
You'd be better off voting for Westfall. Write-ins never win.
1%≈.01%

I'd love to be be proven wrong, but she got 72% of the votes in the primary, even running against two opponents that are very different from each other. Most people couldn't even get re-elected dogcatcher by that margin. I can't fathom why, but people do seem to like Shields.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:12 pm
by DaveKCMO
Name recognition.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:04 pm
by normalthings
Polls are closed!

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:27 pm
by kboish
So where is the best place online to watch returns roll in?

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
by normalthings
kboish wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:27 pm
So where is the best place online to watch returns roll in?
Election Board websites and Twitter.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 pm
by normalthings
normalthings wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
kboish wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:27 pm
So where is the best place online to watch returns roll in?
Election Board websites and Twitter.
Early results show Jolie winning and Q1 loosing.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:31 pm
by normalthings
normalthings wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 pm
normalthings wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
kboish wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:27 pm
So where is the best place online to watch returns roll in?
Election Board websites and Twitter.
Early results show Jolie winning and Q1 loosing.
Looks like Jackson County has swayed the race to Quinten.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:39 pm
by alejandro46
Almost every candidate has prioritized "Affordable" housing as being a top priority. I wish we could revise that to be "Affordable ACCESSIBLE housing." I'm not clear exactly what Mayor Elect Lucas proposes to do to make transit more usable for the general public other than just "fix potholes."

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:06 am
by Anthony_Hugo98
What’s the likelihood that Lucas prioritizes public transit as part of his tenure? From what I’ve seen he’s not nearly as much of an advocate as Justus was.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 am
by chaglang
Congrats to 4th District councilman Eric Bunch! Haha, what a world.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 am
by WSPanic
chaglang wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 am
Congrats to 4th District councilman Eric Bunch! Haha, what a world.
This. Nice to see this happen. I feel like Jolley out-mailed Eric by 10-1 (based on my recycling bin).

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am
by beautyfromashes
chaglang wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 am
Congrats to 4th District councilman Eric Bunch! Haha, what a world.
What committee assignments should he get? Obviously, transportation would be right in his wheelhouse (perhaps as committee chair?), but I’d really like to see him in Planning & Zoning.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:00 pm
by KCPowercat
I just realized the kcmodot idea is dead