Candidate questionnaire: Chris McCord
Board of Public Utilities, Member At-Large District, Position 3
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Owner: McCord Appraisal
Education: Washington High School
Kansas State University – Bachelor of Science
Organizations, clubs, groups to which you belong:
Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas, Current Board Chairman
Kansas City, Kansas Downtown Rotary, Past President
Piper Optimist, Past President
Hands to Hearts – Volunteer
Reasons for running:
The primary reason that I have chosen to seek the position of Board of Public Utilities Member-at-large, Position 3, is that I feel it is very important that we keep local control of OUR public utility. The primary mission of the BPU should be to provide reliable and affordable utility services to its customers while improving the overall quality of life in our community. I believe that we need to make customer service our number one priority, increase our reliance on renewable energy, work to maintain the long term needs of our growing community and to keep our good jobs in Kansas City, Kan.
What is your top campaign issue?
Improving customer service and keeping OUR good jobs in Kansas City, Kan.
There may be budget constraints facing local governments and schools. If you had to make cuts, what would be at the top of the list to cut?
The amount of outside contractors performing duties that can be completed by employees.
If you are an incumbent, list your top accomplishments in office. If you are not an incumbent, what would you change?
Improve customer service and increase our reliance on Renewable Energy
What is the difference, on the issues, between you and the other candidates running for this office?
I do not believe that the Public Utility should be sold or privatized.
Have you run for elected office previously? When, results?
Piper School District 2001-2003