City Elections Just Around the Corner
Filing for next April’s city elections opens on Tuesday, December 14th and closes on Tuesday, January 18th. The same time period applies to the Raytown Fire District, Jackson County Water Supply District No. 2 and the Raytown School Board as well.
CITY OF RAYTOWN: The ballot will be crowded in next April's city elections. The Mayor, City Collector and five of the ten Board of Aldermen seats are up for grabs.
RAYTOWN FIRE DISTRICT: One seat is open on the Raytown Fire District.
JACKSON COUNTY WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT No. 2: Two seats are up for election on the Jackson County Water Supply District Board of Directors.
RAYTOWN SCHOOL BOARD: Three seats are open on the Raytown School Board.
Potential candidates for the above mentioned positions may have questions like . . . Where do I file? . . . How much do these positions pay? . . . Is there a filing fee? . . . How is the order of the ballot determined?
Former Raytown Alderman Jerry Briggs, who is also a current member of the Jackson County Water Sup
ply District, has offered to field any questions from potential candidates of any of the above offices. Mr. Briggs has been active in Raytown politics for many years and is a familiar with all the rules governing the above mentioned governmental bodies.
He can be reached at 358-0584.
Next Week . . .
Check the Raytown Report next week for information about the salaries, car allowances, health insurance, etc., of the positions up for election.
November 2010 Election AN ANALYSIS
Last Tuesday’s election was one for the record books.
Many candidates who ran hard for six months probably would not had filed last March had they known what was in store for them. At the time, the TEA Party was considered an anomaly, a mere flash in the pan that had no staying power. A Republican resurgence was not anticipated by Democrats.
Anyone running with a “D” beside their name fell victim to a Republican juggernaut that would not be stopped.
The collateral damage to Democratic office holders up and down the ballot was huge. In Clay County EVERY Democratic office holder lost. In Jackson County, if you were not running in a “safe” Democratic District, you would lose. Districts that had been held by term limited Democrats in state house races, would go to Republicans. In Kansas and Missouri this was especially true.
All of the analysis in the world will not change the results. My words of advice to candidates from both parties who were unsuccessful in their race . . . Get up. Dust yourself off. The loss of your election was more about events of which you had little control than a loss for personal loss.
There will be other elections. We all learn from our life experiences – learn from this one.
Positive Reflections by Erin Whitehead
This week's column from Fit Bottomed Girls is written by Jenn's business partner, Erin Whitehead. Erin co-publishes Fit Bottomed Girls with Jenn from her home in New Jersey. The following stories and interesting links come from Erin's pen.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? If you’re seeing the negative, you need a new mirror! Or a new frame of mind. Glamour magazine recently asked some lovely ladies what they see when they gaze upon the looking glass. And while we all have flaws, these women celebrate their best features. Look closely and you might even find an FBG! What are your favorite features?
I try not to go too extreme for vanity these days. No tanning beds (eek!) or fake nails (ouch!) for me. But plenty of women are willing to go to extreme lengths for beauty, according to recent findings by the Florida Department of Citrus. The investigative fruit squad recently released findings of the “Grapefruit Guide to Glamorous Moments Poll,” which reveals American women’s true confessions about preparing for life’s glamorous moments, including weddings, first dates and reunions. One interesting finding? Two-thirds of women who try to lose weight for a glamorous occasion admit that they have followed a fad diet to get quick results. Women! We know better! Aim for healthy eating and activity for the long term. Or I’m coming after you.
To read more of Erin or Jenn’s musings go to Fit Bottomed Girls
High School Sports . . .
To catch up on O'Hara Sports use this link O'Hara High School
To catch up on Raytown South Sports use this link Raytown South High School