Yesterday Kansas City held municipal elections for mayor, city council, and the retention of judges. Sly James was elected Mayor of Kansas City over his opponent Mike Burke in what can only be described as a classy campaign on the part of both candidates.
Last night Blue Girl and I attended the election watch event for Sly James’ campaign at the museums at 18th and Vine in Kansas City
Mayor-elect Sly James addresses the crowd shortly after the concession of his opponent.
After addressing the crowd Sly James made the rounds of television reporters for interviews.
The lineup of television satellite trucks told us we were at the correct location. As we approached the entrance Blue Girl said, “We’ve got to get us a satellite truck.” That’s an old Show Me Progress joke from the 2008 election cycle in reference to close proximity parking.
Television reporters did a few interviews before the majority of the crowd and the election results started coming in.
Steve Bough, Chair of the Jackson County Democratic Committee.
Watching for early results.
State Representative Jason Kander (D) addresses the crowd.
Former Missouri State Auditor and current Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party Susan Montee.
State Senator Kiki Curls (D) and State Representative Jason Kander (D).
Another interview with a television reporter.