Meet the Candidates - Westport Kansas City

Meet the Candidates

The Westport Regional Business League, in collaboration with the Plaza Westport Neighborhood Association, The Heart of Westport Neighborhood Association, and the Valentine Neighborhood Association, are thrilled to announce the Meet the Candidates event on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 7 PM. The event offers an accessible and informal opportunity for the voting public to get to know 18 candidates running for Kansas City At-Large City Council and 4th and 6th District City Council offices for the upcoming April 4 election.

Each candidate will be stationed at a Westport establishment to meet and greet those interested in their candidacy. The free event will be open to the public, and voters are encouraged to attend.

Visitors are welcome to talk to the candidates and ask questions to help make informed voting decisions. The large pool of candidates participating in the event come from various backgrounds and have diverse opinions on the issues facing Kansas City.


City Council candidate participants and locations include:

1st District At-Large

·  Pam Mason, Rudy Bears Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, 4030 Broadway Blvd.

·  Kevin O’Neill, Tin Roof, 424 Westport Rd

·   Ronda Smith, Denver Biscuit/Fat Sully’s Pizza, 4144 Penn. Ave

2nd District At-Large

·   Lindsey French, MultiStudio, 4200 Penn. Ave.

·   Mickey Younghanz, Providence Pizza, 415 Westport Rd.

·   Jenay Manley, Brix Latin American Cuisine, 4112 Penn. Ave.

3rd District At-Large

·   Brandon Ellington, The Mail Center, 4050 Penn. Ave. – Suite 115

·   Melissa Patterson Hazley, Signal Theory, 506 Westport Road

4th District At-Large

·   Crispin Rae, Beer Kitchen, 435 Westport Rd.

·   John DiCapo, Buzzard Beach, 4110 Penn. Ave.

4th District In-District

·   Eric Bunch, Harpo’s – 4109 Penn. Ave.

·   Crissy Dastrup, Kobi Q Sushi, 425 Westport Rd

·   Henry Rizzo, Gambal’s Social Club, 4116 Penn. Ave.  

5th District At-Large

·   Theresa Cass Gavin, Cancun Fiesta Fresh, 4019 Penn. Ave.

6th District At-Large

·   Andrea Bough, Gocha2 Tea, 4111 Penn. Ave.

·   Mary Nestel, Green Room Burgers & Beer, 4010 Penn. Ave. – Suite D

·   Jill Sasse, The Bunker, 4056 Broadway Blvd

6th District In-District

·   Cecelia Carter, Julep, 4141 Penn. Ave. – Suite 104

·   Johnathan Duncan, Jerusalem Café, 515 Westport Rd

·   Tiffany Moore, Kelly’s Westport Inn, 500 Westport Rd

·   Michael Schuckman, Broadway Café, 4106 Broadway Blvd

·   Dan Tarwater, Char Bar, 4050 Penn. Ave. – Suite 150


Mar 23, 2023
5:00 pm-7:00 pm