KC City Council Candidate Stances on RCV
Moderator question to candidates on RCV at the March 21st, 2023 KCMO City Council 1st and 2nd Districts At-Large Candidates
More information can be found at:
The KC League of Women Voters (Link to YouTube and website)
District 1 at-large
Position: Long-time supporter of ranked choice voting in the current Council.
District 2 at-large
Position: From an email message: "I do support RCV. I have been spending a lot of time knocking on doors, and people seem confused about coming out to vote in a primary and general instead of a single election." You can also hear more about why Jenay supports RCV in the snippet above.
Position: She has stated to us verbally that she’s a strong supporter of ranked choice voting.
Position: From an email message: " I have supported rank-choice voting for years going back to the first time I ran for the state legislature in 2018. I still support it and I will support it when I am on the city council."
District 3 at-large
Position: We’ve had many discussions. He's stated his position as "not opposed."
Position: From an email message: "I characterize myself as undecided," and asked many thoughtful questions.
Position: Was given information at a candidate forum and responded positively, but needs time to form a position.
District 4 at-large
Position: A very strong supporter of ranked choice voting, and says he would introduce a bill on it if still needed for the new Council.
District 5 at-large
Position: “I fully support ranked choice voting in KCMO, and would support efforts to put it on the ballot.” He also brought RCV up at a candidate forum in answer to a question on encouraging voting, and submitted written testimony to the city's Charter Review Commission urging them to include RCV in their recommendations.
Position: From an email: "I'm still doing my research. But at this time I would not be in favor."
Position: Has been positive, not yet stated a position to us; we’ve had many discussions.
District 6 at-large
Position: Was given information at a candidate forum, said he had heard a little about RCV and would look at the information.