Kansas City School Board VP Crispin Rea announces run for city council

Crispin Rea made his candidacy for the Kansas City Council’s 3rd District at-large seat official on Wednesday.

Rea, currently the vice president of the board for the Kansas City Public Schools, will run for Melba Curls’ seat on the council. Curls will be termed out in 2015. Dee Evans, a director in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s External Affairs office, is also running for Curls’ position.

Rea’s announcement comes with support from former Northland councilman Bill Skaggs, current KCPS board president Airick Leonard West, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City CEO Carlos Gomez and Missouri House member Bonnaye Mims.

Rea’s not a stranger to City Hall, having helped Mark Funkhouser get elected mayor in 2007 and working in the embattled mayor’s office for two years before getting elected to the KCPS board in 2010.

For more about Rea’s background, check out this 2010 Pitch profile of the now 28-year-old council candidate.

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