Mayor Sly James’ Statement in Support of Jason Kander

October 2, 2018 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Mayor Sly James today provided the following statement in response to Jason Kander’s withdrawal from the Kansas City mayoral race:

“I’m proud of Jason for having the courage to share his struggle, and for doing what he needs to do to take care of his health. This could not have been an easy decision, but I know Jason is doing what is right for him and his family, and I’ve never been more proud to call him my friend and colleague. His track record of outstanding service and tireless work ethic have raised the bar for many who aspire to serve in elected office. I applaud his bravery, and will do all I can to help him through his healing process.”

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