19 October 2010
It’s official. The
Mayor kicked off his re-election campaign at 11 a.m. today. He held
a press event at his new campaign headquarters located at 523 Walnut in
the River Market.
The press event went well
and was well attended by media and volunteers alike.
And now it’s time for the
2011 Campaign Kick-Off Party! The Mayor would like to officially
invite you, his supporters, to join him:
Mayor Mark Funkhouser
2011 Campaign Kick-Off Party
Hosted by the Godfather of the
Crossroads, Jim Leedy
Please join us at
The Leedy-VoulkosArt Gallery
Friday, 5 November 2010
6:00pm ~ Speech
Mayor Mark Funkhouser
6:30pm ~ Music
Kansas City’s own award winning,
homegrown blues band
Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine
& soda donated by
Boulevard Brewing Company
Please Join Us!
The following is the Mayor’s
press release that went out to the media this morning:
“When newly elected Mayor
Mark Funkhouser took office in 2007, he was faced with cleaning up a
financial mess left by former administrations that valued glitzy projects
above basic services.
In less than four years –
and during the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression –
the Mayor has stabilized the city’s finances andput
an end to out-of-control spending at City Hall.
He has eliminated more than
500 city jobs. Yet he has found a way to reinvest in our neighborhood
infrastructure, put schools first and protect
funding for the services that matter most, our cops and firefighters.
Mayor Funkhouser has been
fearless in his approach to the job of being Mayor, never letting a
spirit of go-along-get-along stop him from challenging stupidity and fighting
The Funk is not done yet.
Mayor Funkhouser today said
he will seek re-election in 2011.
“I have kept my promise to
be smart with the money, and to fight those who are greed-driven and
wasteful,” Mayor Funkhouser said. “It’s because I haven’t backed down
from that fight, that I have been able to keep my promises to you.
“I have kept my promise to reform
the TIF process.”
“I have kept my promise to return
our focus to basic services, like getting rid of those awful metal
“I have kept my promise to restore
the voice and the power to the people who
matter, the ordinary men and women of Kansas City.”
The Mayor made his
announcement today during a press conference at his new campaign
headquarters, 523 Walnut, in the River Market.
The Mayor also announced his
new campaign website, www. reelectmayorfunkhouser.com.
Funkhouser told the media, “It
has not always been easy. The men and women who wield power, and
have profited from it, don’t like change. With any worthwhile change,
there comes a fight. But the fight is worth it for the residents of
As we near the end of the
city’s finances are in as good a shape as they’ve been in decades.
The budget is honest. The credit rating is stable.
“This administration has
made a difference,” Mayor Funkhouser said. “In four more years we can do
even more for our residents. We can change even more. We can stand up and
fight the special interests even more.”
“Your money. Your
Voice. YOUR Mayor.”
Now that the Mayor has
officially announced, his campaign headquarters will be open Monday
through Friday, from 9-5. After the first of the year, when the
campaign kicks into high gear, we will have longer hours and be open
seven days a week. At that time, we will again open our auxiliary
office in the Northland.
We would love it if you got
Your support can take many
forms, from volunteering your time, to donating to the cause. You
can sign-up to do that and more at,www.reelectmayorfunkhouser.com.
Or you can call the headquarters, 816-283-8774, or better yet, come on
by: 523 Walnut.
Volunteering for a campaign
is a lot of fun. We hope you will join us.
Gloria and Mark