Both candidates running in the June 20 general election for Kansas City City Council District 1 — Chris Gahagan (nonpartisan) and Nathan Willett (nonpartisan) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “Improve and enhance basic city services.
- Infrastructure improvements and upgrades in the Northland to support future growth and development as well as infrastructure maintenance throughout the city.
- Development of a comprehensive plan for economic growth to attract new businesses and grow existing businesses to create jobs, which includes reducing the difficulty of navigating the confusing and seemingly arbitrary red tape at City Hall that serves as a disincentive for development and job creation.”
- “Public Safety – Nathan is the endorsed choice to stand up for our first responders and lower the response rate times in the Northland. Nathan is endorsed by Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police.
- Neighborhood Improvements – Nathan will fight for your neighborhood needs like he has for his own. Nathan made the sidewalks in his neighborhood ADA compliant and safer for students to get to school.
- Next Generation – As a teacher, Nathan is committed to making better opportunities for our youth and future workforce. Nathan is a Teach for America Kansas City Alum.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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