In the News: Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades
A throwback to this great article from 2015:
Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades
But few among Kansas City's political class see a short political career for Lucas. There's already talk in some circles that Lucas is among the leading prospects for mayor in 2019, when James is termed out. (James is all but assured of a second term, running against the invisible Vincent Lee.)
"I think every district has its ups and downs over the years," says Polsinelli lawyer Pete Levi, former Kansas City Chamber president who counts himself among Lucas' supporters. "I think Quinton would be a step forward for any district in the city of Kansas City."
"So many of our politicians are in public office because they were unable to make it in the private sector," says Brandon Boulware, a lawyer who worked with Lucas at Rouse Hendricks. "That's not Quinton Lucas. Quinton is a guy who has thrived in the private sector and he is entering politics for all the right reasons. He's sacrificing to run for public office."