Aug. 10, 2019
Councilmember Craig Faith, District 2, will not run for re-election in April of 2020.
He has been a part of Lee’s Summit City Council since April of 2016. During Faith’s term he has served as chairman of the City Council Public Works Committee and a liaison to the Public Safety Advisory Board, Health Education Advisory Board, Historical Preservation and Arts Council.
“After much thought and prayer, it is with mixed emotions that I announce I will not seek reelection in April of 2020” Faith expressed.
Serving the public has always been important to Faith. “I have been in public service for most of my life. Starting at 15 with lifeguarding, to public safety, and now City Council.”
Faith and his wife, Myra, have decided to pursue even more opportunities in public service. They plan to increase time working with local and statewide Chaplain ministries. As they also watch their children grow and start families of their own, Faith and Myra look forward to spending more time with family.
He has enjoyed this opportunity to help make Lee’s Summit a vibrant community. He looks forward to working hard and finishing out the rest of his current term. “My time on City Council has been a mostly positive experience. We are a great community striving to maintain and improve healthy and happy living.” When asked about his term, Faith stated; “Being elected to council has always been about representing the citizens and attempting to make their life better. We have worked hard for our amazing city employees to get well deserved raises, we have been able to achieve plans and pay scales that will bring in phenomenal working professionals, we have seen incredible development in many areas of the city, and more is to come!”
After he is gone, Faith hopes to leave behind a positive outlook on the importance of respect. “As we head into campaign season, I pray Lee’s Summit can stand above the rest of the negative rhetoric sure to come. We have proven that positive results come from healthy debating and maintaining respect for each other.” Faith also expresses his appreciation for those alongside his journey. “It is great to be part of a team that has worked so hard. I have so many to thank for allowing me this time to serve all of you. I do want to specifically thank my wife. She has been my rock and has always maintained a safe place for me to return. I want to send a thank you to my children and grandchildren as well. They have always supported me in any way possible.”