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KCK Mayor David Alvey files for re-election bid

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:55:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor David Alvey on Friday filed paperwork to run for a second term as the Unified Government’s top executive.

“It has been my honor to serve my community as Mayor/CEO for these past three years,” Alvey said in a news release issued by his campaign. “I have taken an honest, straightforward approach to the challenges we face, and have worked diligently to develop and implement strategies that will improve community services and relieve pressure on our property taxes.”

He plans to focus his re-election campaign on neighborhoods and municipal services, as well as ways to retain and attract new housing developments and businesses, according to his campaign.

Alvey won his first term as mayor and CEO in 2017, unseating former Mayor Mark Holland in a tight race.

Alvey previous served as president on the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities. He is the fourth mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and KCK.