Lee's Summit Tribune

Home
CATEGORIES
Welcome
News
Community
Health
Downtown Lee's Summit
R-7 School News
Greenwood,MO
Lake Lotawana, MO
Women in Business
Contact Us
Obituaries
Opinion
Sports
Mavericks
Scouting News
VFW News
Lee's Summit City Updates
Council Minutes
Charter Review 2016-17
Police Blotter
Classifieds

Welcome to the new home of Lee's Summit Tribune. We are dedicated to providing you the most current and accurate news and events in Lee's Summit
Home » News » Indivisible KC Cofounder Hillary Shields...

Indivisible KC Cofounder Hillary Shields Selected as Democratic Candidate for Special Senate Election in SD8

Indivisible KC Cofounder Hillary Shields Selected as Democratic Candidate for Special Senate Election in SD8

August 15, 2017

Hillary Shields


On Sunday, August 13, the 8th District Senatorial Democratic Committee met in Blue Springs and selected Hillary Shields as their candidate for the November 7th special election called by the Governor. The seat was vacated by Will Kraus, who resigned to take a position on the Missouri Tax Commission.

“Anyone who works hard should be able to support their family and send their kids to a great public school, and they shouldn’t have to worry that getting sick will bankrupt them,” Shields said. “I may not be a career politician, but I can see that the Missouri legislature has their priorities wrong. They should be trying to make life better for regular people, but instead they’re cutting funding for our public universities, stopping cities from raising their minimum wages, and taking away prescription drug coverage from seniors. That’s just not right.”

Lanna Ultican, Chair of the 8th District Democratic Committee added, “Hillary will be a hardworking and dedicated public servant. She understands that she works for the people of the 8th Senatorial District and putting their needs first will be her top priority. I am supporting Hillary because she will be a voice for the citizens of Missouri, a job that requires honesty and integrity. These are qualities that she values above all.” 

The 8th Senate District includes portions of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Independence, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, and Pleasant Hill.

Biography:
Shields was raised in Kirksville, Missouri, and earned a 2006 bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Truman State University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also studied abroad, spending a year at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. In 2008, Shields and her husband moved to Blue Springs and later to Lee's Summit. 

From an early age, Shields was passionate about foreign exchange. In 2009, she hosted an exchange student from Japan and has since hosted seven more students from six countries. In addition to hosting, Shields has supported countless host families and other students from around the world.

After the 2016 election, Shields realized she had to work harder to support and defend her values. As cofounder of Indivisible KC, she helped create and lead a grassroots movement fighting for health care, education and economic fairness for Missouri families. 

Through her activism, Shields came to realize that to make real change, Missouri needs better representation in the state government. Subsequently, she decided to run for office, serving as a real voice for Missourians who need a living wage, access to quality public education and affordable health care.

Shields works as a paralegal at Polsinelli in Kansas City.



Bookmark and Share

Comments

  1. Sylvia Smith says:
    October 17th, 2017 at 19:33
    You were recommended to us at Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting.
    I would be willing to put a sign in my yard.
    I live at 303 NW Lincolnwood Drive, Lee's Summit.
    It is east of Westview School

Leave a reply

*Your name:
*Your email: (email won't be published)
Your website: (optional)
*Comment:
*CAPTCHA: CAPTCHA

Other Recent Articles from the News Category:

SEARCH

PAST WEEK'S TOP 5
Page Views: 2,494
Thomas Piccinini
Page Views: 1,294
#practices4life: November, 2017
Page Views: 905
Answering questions about Board of Education - from Board President Terri Harmon
Page Views: 899
Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle
Page Views: 856
Lee’s Summit Officers Pursue Vehicle And Suspect Related To Overnight Thefts
CITY LINKS
City of Lee's Summit
LS R7
LS Economic Dev Council
LS Tourism
LS Chamber
LS Parks & Rec

SCHOOL LINKS
LS R-7

Summit Christian Academy

St Michael the Archangel
RANDOM PICK
Sixth Annual Head Shave Is Gearing Up
Sixth Annual Head Shave Is Gearing Up
Home  | 
Copyright © 2009-2017 Lee's Summit Tribune