Jackson County News has been spending some time listening and investigating some of the local candidates running for office in Raytown. As we have mentioned before there are some really good candidates running for office this time around; folks that really care about Raytown. However, with the good comes the bad, so it should be no surprise that there are also candidates running just to keep things corrupt and regressive in Raytown. We assure you that our recommendations are for those candidates looking out for you.
Mayor:Jerry Briggs, Greg Walters
Both of these guys have Raytown's best interest at heart. They have spent over two decades serving the community of Raytown and look to continue serving the community as much improvements are needed. Both Briggs and Walters have sounded excellent at forums and community events. Both know Raytown and Raytown knows both very well. Either will not take you down the wrong road. Both signed a pledge to not take big name corrput dollars with Jerry Briggs being the first to sign his name on the dotted line.
Candidate Bowers has yet to sign his name while EVERY other candidate has. Don't vote for that guy!
Vote for one of these two.
Alderman Ward I: Richard Tush
Great guy, great ideas and knows how to get things done for Ward I
Alderman Ward II (Term Expiring 2011): Jerry Kinman
This candidate has been around Raytown also for quite sometime. He has the drive and the passion to represent the true working class folks of Raytown and the lifers that are here to stay.
Alderman Ward III (Term Expiring 2009):Tommy Bettis III
An exciting and brilliant candidate that also has the know how to reach out to all community members. Being African-American we really like the idea of Bettis being an Alderman; Raytown needs his voice and his enthusiasm.
Alderman Ward III (Term Expiring 2011):Janelle Rubelee
A diehard, dedicated, and passionate candidate for Ward III; and definitely our favorite Alderman candidate on the ticket. While her opponent is living in the Land of Oz (literally, listen to her answering machine), Rubelee has been out knocking on doors in below 0 degree weather. Rain or Shine Ms. Rubelee will be there for you the people, looking out for YOUR best interest.
That can definitely NOT be said for her opponent.
Alderman Ward IV:Sandy Hartwell
Sandy Hartwell is a candidate that brings a lot of experience to Ward IV.
Her opponents are backed by a strong Republican Anti-Worker, Anti-Raytown Agenda and one still lives at home in his parents basement!!!
Raytown deserves better than the other two candidates and Hartwell has proven to be a person that Ward IV can trust.
Alderman Ward V:Diane Krizek
Diane Krizek is also a candidate running for the people. Her and the candidates mentioned above share one thing in common; their dedication to stand up against an agenda that is looking to absolutely damage the reputation and economy of Raytown.
This election could be one of the most important in Raytown's recent history. There is a lot at stake for the people of Raytown and there are a lot of people that wish to do the community harm by backing a dangerous FBC Raytown agenda. Vote for these names come election day.