Glover Asks for KC Recount
July 8, 2015

Incumbent Kansas City, Missouri City Council member Jim Glover has officially asked for a recount.

Returns showed the veteran Second District At-Large City Council member losing the June 23 election to Katheryn Shields by 132 votes.

The slim margin is within the 1% threshold required to ask for a recount.
Glover is hoping for second consecutive term to the council.

He had previously served at City Hall before. After sitting out a term, because of term limits, he was re-elected.

Shields is also a former member of the City Council.

She also served three four-year terms as Jackson County Executive the top executive office in the county.

KC Council Approve Fire Department Cuts in Effort to Avoid Lay-Offs
May 11, 2012

The Kansas City Council today voted 10-2 in favor of a new 3-year contract with the city’s firefighters union. The agreement factors in a $7.6 million cut to the fire department and strives to avoid layoffs, but neither side was fully satisfied.
The pact calls for the retirement or attrition of about 33 of the most senior firefighters and takes two underused companies out of service. It also requires firefighters to work more hours before overtime kicks in. Additional savings will come from the retirement or voluntary departure of about 17 other department employees from the ranks of battalion chiefs, deputy chiefs and civilians.
Supporters said this was a good deal that came out of contentious negotiations with Local 42 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
“We will be working to make sure we have the excellent department our citizens deserve,” said Councilwoman Jan Marcason.
Council members Ed Ford and Jim Glover voted against the deal and said they had major concerns about a multiyear agreement that they aren’t sure the city can afford.
Councilman John Sharp voted for the agreement and said he was glad it avoids layoffs, but he worried that closure of the station near Richards Gebaur Air Base will in fact jeopardize public safety in south Kansas City.

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McGregor Endorses Glover
February 25, 2011

Former 4th At-Large City Council candidate Anne McGregor made the first of what be several interesting moves in the 4th AL  run-off between former City Councilman Jim Glover and John Crawford.

McGregor endorsed Glover Friday.

“McGregor today announced that she endorses and will support Jim Glover for City Council 4th District At Large. “I am pleased to endorse Jim for City Council. Jim has the knowledge and understanding of City Hall and he cares about the issues facing our neighborhoods. I know he will put the interest of the taxpayer’s first and work to restore integrity at City Hall” said McGregor. “I look forward to working with him to make Kansas City prosper for all.”

Heavies Endorse Rowland for Mayor
February 4, 2011

The Heavy Constructors Association of Kansas City,  and their affiliates (Minority Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Hispanic Association Contractors and Women Construction Owners and Executives), are endorsing Jackson County Sports Authority Director Jim Rowland for Mayor.

Rowland made that announcement at a Mayor’s Forum hosted by the Kansas City Bar Association this afternoon.

The Heavies endorsement could help Rowland’s campaign with money and support down the final two-and-a-half-weeks of the primary campaign. The election is February 22.

The Heavies also made endorsements in some City Council races.

Scott Wagner – 1st District-at-Large

Ed Ford – 2nd District-at-Large

Michael Fletcher – 3rd District

Melba Curls – 3rd District-at-Large

Jan Marcason – 4th District

Jim Glover and Annie Presley – 4th District-at-Large: (HCA-only Endorsements)

John Crawford, 4th At Large (Minority and Women’s Coalition endorsement only).

Michael Brooks – 5th District

Michael Brown and Scott Taylor – 6th District at large

John Sharp, 6th District