So, before this duo share the stage at the Kansas City PBS debate, which will premier Friday June 14th at 7:30 p.m. on Kansas City PBS, let’s take a quick look at their qualifications. And, for the impatient, you can watch a livestream of the debate on KCPT’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. that Friday.
Lucas is the at-large City Council member for Kansas City’s 3rd District. In his professional life, he is a law lecturer at the University of Kansas Law School. He has been endorsed by the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police, the Kansas City branch of the International Association of Firefighters and Freedom Inc., a political organization focused on African American civil rights. If elected, Lucas would be Kansas City’s youngest mayor in living memory. To learn more about this Chief’s superfan, you can check out his website.
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