Interview With Fourth District At Large City Council Candidate Justin Short

Category: Politics

Native Northlander turned Downtown KCMO resident. I became an Eagle Scout through Platte Woods United Methodist Church where I am still a member, and I am a Mizzou alum (Go Tigers!). I went on to work on a cruise ship for 7 years in various entertainment roles, ultimately landing the job of Cruise Director. My time at sea only enhanced my love for this city and the magic of the place we call home.

I am also a development champion. At the risk of sounding disingenuous, I quite literally get emotional seeing tower cranes in the city. Why? Because tower cranes mean city development, city development means economic growth, economic growth means being able to support our great city and the incredible people who live in it. And THAT at my core is what I am most passionate about: taking care of my community. It is the reason why I am running, and the reason why my platform centers around Equitable Community Development, Transportation, and Climate Action.

They say it takes a village to raise someone, well I am lucky to have the best village a person could ask for in my parents Michael and Jennifer Short. My dad having engaged in the political realm as a Platte County Commissioner and my mother being very involved in The Harvest Ball Society for many years, public service is something my parents have instilled in me. I am so blessed to have them on my side and cheering me on through this process.

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