Mayor Lucas is a new father and married man. Many things just happened very quickly.

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Baby Bennett // Photo courtesy Facebook post from Mayor Lucas

Mayor Quinton Lucas and fellow government official Katherine Carttar have announced their marriage and the birth of their son, Bennett.

Carttar is the economic development director for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. The 38-year-old previously worked for the city of Kansas City, MO as an economic development analyst and development specialist according to the Star.

The wedding ceremony took place in Jackson county according to a marriage license that was granted by a judge earlier this month as reported by KMBC. Jane Pansing Brown, general counsel in the mayor’s office, is said to have officiated the wedding.

Lucas says the two were together before he became mayor and he hopes she will stand by him long after he completes his time in office.

“Like many over the past challenging year, we spent time reprioritizing what’s most important in our lives and realized it is family,” Lucas said in a Facebook post on April 19.

Katherine and I were together well before I was mayor and I hope she will be willing to stand me long after. Like many…

Posted by Mayor Quinton Lucas on Monday, April 19, 2021

The couple is thankful for everyone who has extended prayers to their newly expanded family as well as the maternity and neonatal intensive care staff at the University of Kansas Hospital.

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