by William Crum
Paul Davis, right, Democratic candidate for governor, spoke at a coffee Friday morning at 14th and Central Avenue. (Photo by William Crum)
Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, came by the CHWC office Friday near 14th and Central in Kansas City, Kan., to meet local residents.
Every Friday a group of people from all walks of life get together for morning coffee at CHWC. At this coffee you don’t know who will show up, including local politicians and former mayors of the community. Davis came by to talk about the gubernatorial race in Kansas.
At the coffee he spoke about his emphasis on education and his plans regarding bringing new businesses to the state.
“I have a grassroots campaign, I really want to encourage education within the state,” he said. “I also plan to try to bring new businesses back to Kansas. My opponent, Gov. Sam Brownback, has while in office decreased spending on education and on top of that we as a state have lost a lot of businesses. In fact, according to recent statistics, Kansas is rated No. 45 regarding new business development in the state. I plan to turn that around, I can work with Democrats or Republicans, my track record shows that,” Davis said.
Former Mayor Joe Reardon, attending the event, said that this coming Saturday there will be a major campaign to encourage people to get out and vote. The event will be at the parking lot behind the Brotherhood Bank Building at 10th and Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
Also at the meeting was former Mayor Carol Marinovich.
“We need to encourage education within the state of Kansas, that should be priority one and Paul Davis is definitely the man to do it,” Marinovich said. “We also need to encourage people to get out and vote.”
Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. Advance voting has already started at the Election Office at 950 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.