Longtime Democratic Political Consultant Steve Glorioso Passes Away at 70
Sad news spread across our community Thursday afternoon that veteran political consultant and leader Steve Glorioso had passed away at age 70. Over four decades, Glorioso had a giant impact on politics in Kansas City working on many campaigns both with candidates and public ballot issues including the most recent $800 million bond issue for infrastrucute updates.
We Reflect on the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
Here are a few quick notes and upcoming events you may want to know about. If you have something you want to see listed next week, let Geoff know at email@example.com.
This Resolution was adopted by the Jackson County Democatic Committee at the quarterly meeting on August 22 on a vote of 63-0.
"The Jacoson County Democratic Central Committee of Missouri, to have an official statement on the events that have taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a clear response to the hate groups, Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and White Supremacist rallies that took place August 12, 2017.
The 8th Senatorial District Committee met over the weekend in Blue Springs and voted unanimously to accept Hillary Shields as our nominee for the November special election in eastern Jackson County. We are very excited about her and the unique opportunity to pick up a huge win in the Missouri State Senate.
Senator Will Kraus Resigns, Sets Up Special Election
Medicare and Medicaid just celebrated its 52nd anniversary at a time when these critical programs have never been under more attack from the extreme right. Our own Chairman Paul Wrabec was there when these programs were signed into law right here in Jackson County. KCTV5 interviewed Paul about his experience witnessing the historic event and how the future of health care in American is in question.
Special Session Finally Ends; Greitens Suddenly Not So Proud
Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation into law on July 26 that seeks to impose tighter restrictions on abortion facilities and grants Attorney General Josh Hawley, an ardent opponent of abortion rights, the authority to prosecute alleged violations of abortion laws.
The Kansas City business community and Democrats across the area received the sad news over the weekend that our friend James B. Nutter had died after 89 remarkable years of service and success. Our own Claire McCaskill was one of the first people to publicly announce Nutter’s death. In a Twitter post Friday, McCaskill said Nutter was one of a kind.
“I’m incredibly sad,” McCaskill tweeted. “My dear friend James Nutter has passed away. There will never be another one like him. Kind, generous, loyal, very big heart.”