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U. S. Senate
Trudy Busch Valentine
Trudy Busch Valentine has spent her life dedicating herself to service for others. As a nurse and a mother of 6, Trudy began her work for her community at 13 by becoming a candy striper at the local hospital; this kickstarted her dedication and passion for nursing. In 1980 she attended St. Louis University to obtain her nursing degree where she then she worked at the Salvation Army Residence for Children, where she cared for vulnerable and homeless children. "Trudy is running for U.S. Senate to put politics aside, to stand up for all the families who are just barely getting by, and put Missourians first."
Emmanuel Cleaver II
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II represents the 5th Congressional District of Missouri. First elected to Congress in 2004, he is completing his seventh term in Congress. Immediately recognized by his peers for his prior elected service, the Congressman was appointed to the exclusive Financial Services Committee, where he serves as the Ranking Member on the Housing Subcommittee.
In Congress, Cleaver has led the efforts to bring civility to the House of Representatives. He has been nationally recognized for being a champion of civility and bipartisanship. His experience and knowledge have been called upon through his service as Co-Chair of the National Prayer Breakfast and is the Past Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Henry Martin has dedicated his life to serving the great state of Missouri. As a veteran of the United States Army, Henry was proud to fight for our nation during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After coming home from his tour of duty in Iraq, Henry felt compelled to enlist in the National Guard. His deployment in response to the flooding of 93’ showed him first-hand how much investment in Missouri’s infrastructure matters. After his service in the National Guard Henry started a family, became a math teacher, and coached high school sports. Henry will take his fighting spirit to Washington to fight for Missouri families just as he has his entire life. No “special interest” is too big to take on, no party leader is too powerful to stand against, and no Missourian’s problem is too small to matter.
Maggie Nurrenbern is from the Northland, works in the Northland and has always been proud to call the Northland home. As a mom, a teacher, and a union member, Maggie understands that we need legislators who will advocate for our hardworking families. Maggie is the product of great public education in the state of Missouri. She graduated from Smithville High School, received her bachelor’s degree at Truman State University and her Master’s in Education at UMKC. After graduating college, she served with her husband Gregg in the Peace Corps in Ecuador for two years working in education and public health. Prior to serving in the legislature, Maggie taught at North Kansas City High School and at University Academy.
Mark Ellebracht has worked to dedicate his life towards helping others. As a United States Veteran and attorney in Kansas City, he has worked towards the betterment of Missouri lives,
Rep. Ellebracht is an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of Liberty Senior High School. He earned a B.A. from William Jewell College, and obtained his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law. He is the current incumbent in the upcoming election.
House District 17
Eric Woods is a lifelong Northlander with a passion for community and public service. As a high school student, Eric began his civic engagement at a young age, registering his fellow students to vote and organizing for local campaigns for school board.
Eric attended the University of Missouri, majoring in political science, history, and religious studies.
Since then, Eric has served on boards of a number of non-profit and civic boards and committees, including the City of Gladstone's Environmental Management Advisory Committee, and the Kansas City Public Theatre. As a member of the Clay County Democratic Central Committee, Eric has supported Democratic candidates in Clay county for the past several years.
In his personal life, Eric is an ordained (Internet) minister and has performed many wedding ceremonies for families and friends. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and a friendly rivalry with his dog Barton.
As a passionate northlander, mother, and educator, Fantasia's main focus for reform centers around equality, education, mental health, bodily autonomy, and the legal system. She feel strongly that basic human needs should not be a struggle to obtain. After a decade teaching science in public schools, Fantasia discovered that my district was going to the polls unopposed... "That didn't feel like democracy to me. I see problems in my community and I want to help our society. Please join me on my journey to help Missouri be a place where our people can thrive!"
Eastern District Seat 2
Sherry believes in honesty, integrity snd experience - all of which Sherry embodies in stride. She was appointed by the 7th District Judicial Court to be a member of the Clay County Constitution Commission comprised of 7 democrats and 7 republicans to compose a new form of government for Clay County, Missouri. The Clay County Constitution was approved by the citizens of Clay County in the election of November 2020. "I gained tremendous insight into county government, the Sunshine Law of the State of Missouri; as well as the operations, procedures and statutory requirements that is required of elected officials and employees of First-Class Counties in the State of Missouri. During her thirteen years of employment with Clay County she was a vocal member of the Clay County Employee Benefits Committee; employee elected representative to LAGERS (Local Area Government Employees Retirement System) representing the employees of Clay County for 4 consecutive years. In 2014 she was appointed to the LAGERS Legislative Committee by the LAGERS Board of Directors."
Western At Large
Ken Jamison is a Clay County native born and raised in Gladstone, Missouri. Ken grew up attending Meadowbrook Elementary School, Antioch Middle School, and is an Oak Park High School Graduate. After high school, Ken served four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Captain, served one tour in Afghanistan and was Honorably Discharged. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and is the founder and owner of The Law Firm of Kenneth L. Jamison, LLC, located in Liberty, Missouri. He is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10906, American Legion Post 626, Gladstone Chamber of Commerce, and Kansas City Northland Elks Lodge #2376. Ken will fight to keep our neighborhoods safe, a fair and balanced budget, and be voice for all of Clay County.
Ken currently lives in Gladstone with his fiancée, her three-year-old son, and their dog, Buddy, a rescue from the KC Pet Project.