The municipal election is just around the corner on June 20, and early voting has already begun in Kansas City.

The Northeast News has taken a new approach to spreading campaign and voting information by creating a series of videos where candidates share a quick analysis of each of their goals for office. 

With 15 out of 24 council candidates participating among various districts, and topics ranging from addressing public safety, the concept of co-governance and conversations centered around infrastructure took place throughout the series.

Kansas Citians can expect to hear from the following candidates:

1st District At Large

Ronda Smith

Kevin O’Neill

2nd District At Large

Lindsay French

Jenay Manley

3rd District At Large

Melissa Patterson Hazley (MPH)

Brandon Ellington

4th In District

Henry Rizzo

4th District At Large

Crispin Rea

Justin Short

5th In District

Michael Kelley

Darrell Curls

6th In District

Johnathan Duncan

6th District At Large

Jill Sasse

Andrea Bough


Clay Chastain

All candidates were given the equal opportunity to be involved in the project through various attempts at contact. Some candidates, despite repeated attempts to contact them and afford them this free opportunity to share their message with area voters, failed to respond to our outreach and in some cases failed to show up for the appointed interview. 

These videos will be posted to Northeast News social media channels as the election nears, where readers can also find voting information. 

On the third Tuesday in June, Kansas City voters will cast a vote for mayor, and then cast their ballots for six at-large council members. Additionally, individuals will then select the in-district candidate of their choice. 

The new council could hold many new faces, as all 12 seats are up for grabs, as well as the replacement of six termed-out council-members, including the following:

Catherine Shields (4th District At Large)

Heather Hall (1st In District)

Teresea Loar (2nd In District)

Kevin McManis (6th In District)

Lee Barnes (5th District At Large)

Dan Fowler (2nd In District)

Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 and voting locations can be found by scanning the QR code below. 

Find out where your candidates stand on our social medias and website. 

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