February 22, 2020

The Lee’s Summit Police Officers Association recently announced their support of the following candidates for the upcoming Lee’s Summit City Council elections:

1st District – Hillary Shields
No stranger to the political arena, this is Hillary’s first run at a local council seat. If elected, Hillary wants to focus on responsible growth of the city. She recognizes the importance of expanding public safety to match the growth of the city. She has shown a willingness to engage with the citizens of the community as well as public safety representatives. For the past 10 years, she volunteered as a host parent for foreign exchange students from around the world.

2nd District – Tim Shrout
Tim has served the Lee’s Summit community for many years and currently serves as a Lee’s Summit TIF Commissioner, Lee’s Summit Ignite Committee member, and as a Board Member for local business Developing Potential among many other ventures. Tim understands the importance of balancing the growth of a city with the construction of the necessary infrastructure and maintenance of public safety core. Tim wants to ensure the City of Lee’s Summit remains a safe, thriving place to live.

3rd District – Phyllis Edson
Phyllis’ commitment to putting people above politics has been a hallmark of her first four years on the council. She continually strives to maintain a strong economy while providing the necessary foundation for effective public safety for the citizens. Phyllis understands the challenges to building a strong public safety core that Lee’s Summit citizens deserve while maintaining a balance budget. Her long history of serving on boards and committees in Lee’s Summit, along with her excellent service on the City Council make her an easy choice.

4th District – Fred DeMoro
Fred DeMoro was first appointed to his seat and then 2 years ago was elected in his own right. Since his first Council meeting, Fred has been s strong voice for public safety as well has his constituents. Fred has an extensive history of serving the citizens of Lee’s Summit, having served on seven Boards & Commissions throughout the city’s history. Fred stepped onto the council during a difficult time last year and was immediately impactful. His extensive history of servitude and his excellent work on the council make him the clear winner in this race.

“These candidates have shown a continued pattern of quality work for our community and a focus on our citizens needs. We look forward to working with them through the election and on the council as we all realize the goal of a strong and successful Lee’s Summit,” Said Mike Murray, President of the Lee’s Summit Police Officers Association.