In the News: Quinton Lucas Announces He is Running for Mayor
Quinton Lucas Announces He is Running for KC Mayor - June 23rd, 2018
From the Lucas for KC press release:
"I am a child of this community," Lucas said. "I serve you because I know and remember what it's like to need that bus to be on time, to need that new business down the street to open so you can work without traveling thirty minutes out to the suburbs, to need to feel safe where you live and know that your sister or cousin will come home alive and won't be another statistic in a city where we have far too many."
“Lucas, 33, is an attorney and at-large representative for the 3rd District, which takes in much of the city's economically distressed East Side. In remarks prepared for his early-evening kickoff at Ruby Jean's Juicery on Troost Avenue, he pledged a mayoralty focused on accountability at City Hall and a greater quality of life for the city's poor.”
“ ‘Lucas went from experiencing homelessness as a child to attending an Ivy League law school and becoming one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the United States,’ a release from his campaign said.
“Lucas will continue to champion quality housing, job growth, government accountability, and public safety,” it continues.”
“Some run to be something; I am running to do something,” Lucas said. “In the same I way have worked hard each day to build a brighter future for Kansas City, I will ensure we have continued growth and progress. I will make sure that all Kansas City neighborhoods yield the benefits of our city's strength. That means increasing affordable housing options, improving public safety, and ensuring continual transparency and accountability from our city’s government.’”
“KU Law professor Quinton Lucas recently announced his candidacy for mayor of Kansas City on Saturday, June 23. Lucas currently serves as a councilman in Kansas City.”