February 17, 2024

On April 2, Lee’s Summit voters will cast their ballots in the Municipal Election to elect four Councilmembers, a new Municipal Judge and two LSR-7 School Board Members.

The Lee’s Summit Chamber will host two candidate forums in March where you’ll learn about the candidates and where they stand on important issues facing the community. Join in to get a better idea of what their vision is for Lee’s Summit.

The LSR7 school board candidate forum will be Wednesday, Mar. 6. The Lee’s Summit city council and municipal judge candidate forum will be Wednesday, March 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. for both events. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Missouri Innovation Campus located at 1101 NW Innovations Parkway in Lee’s Summit.

School board candidates are: Dan Blake, Bill Haley, Reuben Mitchell, Stacie Myers, Rodrick King Sparks and Juanice Williams.

City council candidates are: District 1 – Hillary Shields; District 2 – Trish Carlyle, Shari Frazier, Bob Gough; District 3 – Cynda Rader; and District 4 – Fred DeMoro.

Municipal judge are: Sam Buccero and Venessa Maxwell Lopez.

To ensure the community is fully engaged in this forum, the event will be recorded and shared on Facebook and YouTube as well as posted on the Chamber’s website.

All events are free and open to the public and give residents the opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for office.

During each of the forums we will allow time for questions from the public. If you have a question for the candidates, you are invited to submit them on the Chamber’s website at lschamber.com.

Contact Matt Baird, Chamber President, at 816.524.2424 for more information.

Sponsors of both Forums are: CEAH Realtors, Lee’s Summit Tribune, Life Goals Strategies Group/Rodney Loesch, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Missouri Innovation Campus/UCM, Saint Lukes Health System and Tingle Flooring.