Tonight’s election results from the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners:
SUMMARY REPT-GROUP DETAIL Kansas City Missouri Unofficial Results
Municipal General Election
June 18, 2019
Run Date:06/18/19 08:50 PM
Mayor (VOTE FOR) 1 (WITH 120 OF 125 PRECINCTS COUNTED 96%)
Jolie Justus . . . . . . . . . 15,456 36.16
Quinton Lucas . . . . . . . . . 27,291 63.84
From the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners:
Election Summary Report KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019 ELECTION RESULTS Unofficial
KANSAS CITY MAYOR
Number of Precincts 35 Precincts Reporting 35 Vote For 1
JOLIE L. JUSTUS 7,301 50.87%
QUINTON LUCAS 7,052 49.13%
14,353 Total Votes 100.00%
From Quinton Lucas’ campaign web site:
Quinton grew up in Kansas City’s urban core. Raised by a single mother and two older sisters, he learned from an early age the values of hard work, education, and perseverance in building a stable and successful life for himself and his family. Despite experiencing homelessness as a child and moving frequently, Quinton worked to obtain academic scholarships to high school, college, and ultimately law school at Cornell University.
After graduating from Cornell, Quinton turned down job offers at large law firms in New York City and Washington, DC to return home to Kansas City where he practiced law and taught in area prisons. At age 28, Quinton earned a professorship at the University of Kansas, making him one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the United States. An accomplished business lawyer and teacher, Quinton also volunteers extensively in the community with schools and organizations. Because he never met his own father, Quinton regularly mentors young men and women in some of the neighborhoods in which he grew up to ensure young people recognize their potential.
Elected citywide in 2015, Quinton has been a leading voice on the City Council, working with local businesses to drive private investment and grow jobs in our city, particularly in economically distressed areas, championing efforts to ensure quality housing opportunities exist in all Kansas City neighborhoods, leading a once-in-a-generation reform of the City’s tax incentive policy to return public dollars to our schools and libraries in every part of Kansas City, and working each day to ensure the city delivers the basic services taxpayers expect, provides competitive wages to all our municipal employees, and operates in a fair, equitable, and transparent manner.
He knows our region will only grow stronger with leaders who maintain our momentum, have experience and interest in creating positive policies and collaboration at City Hall, have demonstrated an ability to work with citizens in all parts of the city, and who recognize that Kansas City will only be at its best if we look to build better opportunities in all Kansas City neighborhoods.