Make a plan to get out and vote for this year's city council before it's too late! Polls close November 2nd at 7pm!
Hi! My name is Ryan Spencer and I’m running for your Overland Park City Council Ward 1 seat. I’m a long-time resident of Overland Park and currently live by Downtown OP with my wife and two children. I believe that the City Council should be working for you, not themselves. Our government is representative, and while being on the council means voting in the best interest of our city, I want to specifically represent the best interests of Ward 1. Overland Park is a large and diverse city when it comes to what matters to its residents. Our ward may be the oldest but also the richest in character and charm. I've always loved living here, and so do people who move here from across the county every year; so I also want to see it maintained properly, improved efficiently, and honest with all its interactions.
It's time to start acting for the residents of this city, not just talking about it!
Let's honor Overland Park's past while moving thoughtfully forward.
I would hope that in 4 years we could say that we actively listened, took advice from, and responded accordingly to what we hear the majority of our residents telling us. Our city was founded and continues to thrive as a suburb where families know and help each other; the families who moved here in the past 30 years or so knew that too which is why we had a boom in the 1990’s and 2000’s. But we’re losing that focus and the residents who have been here for decades are telling us just that. Council members should be treating their wards as congressional districts (well, at least how congressmembers SHOULD be acting) and asking on as many issues as possible how their constituents want them to vote and honestly doing so. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the people of the city know what’s best for their neighborhoods, not 13 people sitting in a room. If the council, and myself in particularly can say that I voted with the majority view of my residents every single time and that I took every chance I could to include every resident opinion and vote into consideration; our city and our ward would both be even better places to live.