Interview with Attorney Tracey Chappell, running for Jackson County Prosecutor

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Interview with Attorney Tracey Chappell, running for Jackson County Prosecutor with her commitment to upholding the rights of law-abiding citizens and ensuring public safety, has announced her candidacy for the esteemed role of Jackson County Prosecutor. With a law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a wealth of trial experience, Chappell is well-equipped for the challenge.
As the Senior Assistant County Counselor for Jackson County, Chappell navigated the intricate process of civil commitments for the mentally ill, highlighting the intersection between mental health and criminal justice. Her comprehensive experience includes arguing in civil and criminal jury trials for numerous felonies and serving as the Special Representative for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, where she investigated complaints against Prosecuting Attorneys.
In 2018, Chappell broke new ground by becoming the first African American woman to serve as Prosecutor in Blue Springs, Missouri. Her leadership saw the introduction of the office’s first diversionary program for first-time offenders, a significant stride towards rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
Chappell and her husband Terrance take pride in raising their blended family of four boys. Their dedication to community service is demonstrated through their involvement with Connections to Success – Kansas City, participation in local church activities, and support for sporting events.
After securing a notable percentage of the total votes in the 2020 Jackson County Prosecutor election, Chappell stands as a formidable candidate with the support of numerous Jackson County businesses and voters. Her campaign, built on a vision for a safer Jackson County, won her over 40% of the vote in the last election.
With no opposition in the primary and a strong network of supporters from her previous campaign, Tracey Chappell is emerging as a serious contender for the upcoming November election.

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