Lee’s Summit resident Robert L. Dye is running for City Council District 1 against a city councilperson who was found guilty of violating state law, according to a report from the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Robert L. Dye has been a resident of Lee’s Summit for over 27 years, and is a former board member of the Raintree Lake Homeowners Association.

Now retired, Mr. Dye has over 25 years of experience in savings and loans, banking and real estate finance industries and over 20 of Senior Executive Management level experience.

“I am running for Lee’s Summit City Council because we need city leaders that follow the law and have a real understanding of finance and development projects. I have over 25 years of experience in finance,” said Robert L. Dye

A passionate community servant, Robert L. Dye has served on multiple boards most notably the Senior Executive Council of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Savings and Loan Association, and former board member of the Raintree Lake Homeowners Association. He has been involved in many organizations including the William Jewell Alumni Association, Lee’s Summit Federal Block Grant Committee, Lee’s Summit Leadership Academy, Lee’s Summit Citizens Police Academy, Lee’s Summit Historical Society, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club and Sertoma Club.

Mr. Dye is a graduate of William Jewell College, Rockhurst University and the American Savings & Loan Institute.

Robert Dye was one of several Lee’s Summit District 1 residents that publicly expressed concerns about their City Councilmember breaking state law after seeing a KSHB 41 News and Lee’s Summit Tribune investigation that found his opponent, Diane Forte, had received multiple no bid city contracts while serving in office. According to a Missouri Ethics Commission report, the Commission launched an investigation and found Forte guilty of violating state conflicts of interest laws. She was fined, placed on probation and then several City Councilmembers demanded she step down from office. At that same council meeting, Mr. Dye spoke out against Councilmember Forte and he was then threatened by Forte’s husband and son-in-law, who had to be escorted out of the chambers by Lee’s Summit Police Officers.

“It was then I decided that someone had to stand up for what is right. We can’t have city officials lining their own pockets and threatening people. Lee’s Summit is a wonderful place to live. We need ethical leaders that reflect that,” said Robert L. Dye.

A sentiment that is being shared by many as Robert L. Dye’s blue signs have been popping up all over District 1. To learn more about Robert L. Dye you can visit his Facebook page at Facebook.com/VoteRobertLDye

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