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Statement on Kansas City Municipal General Election: We congratulate the winners of yesterday's Kansas City Council races, but we have major concerns about the most notable thing about this election: Low voter turnout. Whether your candidate won or lost yesterday, only 12% of the registered voters in Kansas City got out and voted to decide who would be the next leaders of the city. As we head into the 2016 election cycle, we as Democrats, and all citizens regardless of political party, need to drastically increase how much we concentrate on turning out the vote.

Today, Governor Jay Nixon stood with Missouri working families and our middle class by vetoing House Bill 116, the so-called "Right to Work" bill. The Jackson County Democrats commend Governor Nixon for standing up for Missouri's middle class by vetoing this bill that would lower wages and hurt Missouri's economy.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Alex Petrovic - a former State Representative, Eastern District Judge, and community leader. On behalf of the Jackson County Democratic Committee, we wanted to let our local Democrats known of Alex's passing.

JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI (January 20, 2013) – Tom Wyrsch, Chair of the Jackson County Democratic Committee, released this statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“In November, Jackson County at the countywide level voted for our Democratic elected officials by a 55-45 margin, and now we stand behind our President after his State of the Union address.