April 30, 2022

Submitted by Trish Carlyle

Trish Carlyle, former Lee’s Summit City Council Member, has announced her intention to run for the vacated 6th District seat on the Jackson County Legislature. The county’s primary election will be held Tuesday, August 2.

“I am excited for the opportunity to bring my knowledge and skill set to the Jackson County Legislature. My eight years of service to the Lee’s Summit community has been an honor. I look forward to continuing my service to the greater community of Eastern Jackson County.

Carlyle is a Litigation Paralegal for a top-ranked trial and litigation firm in Kansas City, Missouri and is a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council. She has lived in Lee’s Summit for more than 25 years and has been an outspoken and tireless advocate for the community.

“The Jackson County Legislature will have many new faces next year and I hope that the people of District 6 will allow me the opportunity to serve them in this position. I believe it is important for the next legislature to have a strong voice that can make the necessary changes to improve the services and governance for the people of Jackson County.”

Running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and transparency, Carlyle is not afraid to ask tough questions. She has a proven track record of refusing to spend money that is not needed, calling out bad acts as she sees them and keeping the community informed of her decisions and reasoning behind them. With the growth expected in Jackson County over the next decade, this experience will be key.

“Our current economic environment, the significant spike in inflation and the future economic outlook should be at the top of everyone’s mind when making decisions on the current and future use of tax dollars. I believe we need to be very careful in our spending while making sure we are planning for the possibility of a future recession. My years of experience on the Finance and Budget Committee for the Lee’s Summit City Council will be a great resource of knowledge for me to pull from while helping the legislature make critical spending decisions for our future.”