DARRON STORY
FOR CITY COUNCIL
THIRD DISTRICT AT-LARGE








FOR CITY COUNCIL
THIRD DISTRICT AT-LARGE
DARRON STORY

Be Part of the Story



A New Year,  A New Chapter,  A New Way Forward

Running for office is an act of blind faith. It is a calling I’ve taken seriously since day one. I hold the folks who choose to fight for justice, peace, and equality in our communities in the highest esteem.   The outpouring of support from some of our city’s incredible servant leaders I’ve received during this campaign is humbling. My respect for elected office leads me to write to you today and share the news that for personal reasons, I will not continue my city council campaign for 3rd District At-Large. 

If you are reading this, you know me well enough to know that I do not take this decision lightly. I have wrestled with this decision, prayed about it, and sought advice from those closest to me. I am still committed to the values of our campaign and will continue to advocate on behalf of those who need it most but feel this is the right way forward.

There are so many people to thank—and naming all of you would run for hours—but please know that if you are one of my early endorsers, funders, volunteers, kitchen cabinet or staff, your support and contributions have meant the world to me. 

I especially want to thank my wonderful wife, Krista, for supporting me wholeheartedly through this crazy process. I know how much you sacrifice to ensure I can pursue my dreams, and you’ve handled all of this with boundless grace. I want to thank my children, too. Candidates’ kids don’t get acknowledged enough when their parents decide to put themselves out there. It’s a unique position to be in, and I genuinely appreciate their unwavering support.

There are countless ways to make a change, and I am excited to see what the future holds. Some of you may not know, but I am also a Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. I believe God is calling me to a different level of service in the church. 

For the time being, my platform will not be my own city council campaign, but I have decided to endorse Melissa Patterson Hazley’s candidacy for this office. I am confident in her ability and experience to bring positive change to our city. I am also committed to finding new ways to use my radio show and other endeavors for the good of our city. 

Thank you again for this opportunity to get to know you and learn about the issues that matter to you. While this chapter is closing, for now, this isn’t the end of the story. There is much to be done, and I can’t wait to work alongside you and Melissa to continue pushing Kansas City to its fullest potential. 

In gratitude,
Darron


Join us for an upcoming event at:

Bier Station
120 E. Gregory
Kansas City, MO 64114

on August 18, 2022
from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Please come out and hear from Darron, get a chance to meet him and ask questions. Let's come together to help write a new Story for KC.

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Together We Will Still Focus on Our City


Kansas City is a city of champions that needs a city council that will continue to push the bar and plant seeds for future generations. Whether it’s sports, classrooms, economic development, community, safety, housing, or our changing landscape, we need to ensure that the city we love so much is able to withstand the test of time and continue to grow without leaving anyone behind.

Through collaboration amongst its citizens, nonprofits, local agencies, and county and city leadership, we want to create an equitable Kansas City for all.

As a private citizen, Darron is still aware that change doesn’t happen overnight. As the city grows, we face increasingly complex and unique situations. Luckily, we have a city filled with amazing entrepreneurs, technology firms, nonprofit leaders, unions, developers, architects, designers, educators, and think tanks. Each and every Kansas Citian has a different set of experiences that needs to be represented.

We don’t believe in reinventing the wheel but we do believe in the power of participation, activation, and meaningful partnerships. We have resources. We just need to figure out the best way to use them.

Let’s all work together, bring everyone to the table, and write a new story for Kansas City.

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Endorsements

Darron extends his sincere thanks those who endorsed his campaign:

Darron Story is an excellent candidate for Kansas City, Missouri's City Council. His work in the community has always been collaborative and inclusive. As he's emphasized in his campaign, Darron won't make decisions based on politics but what's good for the people of our community.

Darron has a vision for Kansas City and can be a valuable asset on the Council regarding a variety of important concerns including transportation, more affordable housing, and common sense approaches to economic development.

I'm delighted to lend my support to Darron Story and his bid for the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri.

Kay Barnes
Former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

This gentleman is a determined collaborator who has been inclusive and engaging with common sense principles of success. Darron seems to have a clear focused vision of how he can impact our Kansas City communities and also create positive productive neighborhoods. He has an above average purpose driven objective to create a foundation to bring great things to Kansas City such as more affordable housing, social & healthcare services, economic development initiatives, workforce development growth, transportation / energy initiatives.

After knowing this young man for more than 30 years, his extensive experience in organizing, visualizing, and promoting sustainable community growth for Kansas City; I believe that Darron Story will be successful in his next role of leadership serving the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

Vewiser Dixon
Founder, Enterprise Village Ecosystem

Alvin Brooks

Former Mayor Pro-Tem and Civil Rights Leader

Kay Barnes

Former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Sly James

Former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Ed Ford

Former KCMO City Councilman

Joni Wickham

Wickham James Strategies and Solutions

Vewiser Dixon

Founder, Enterprise Village Ecosystem

Jessica McClellan

Founder of Giving Hope and Help, Inc.

Sarah Starnes

Political Strategist

Ajia Morris

CEO of The Greenline Initiative

Jamie Johnson

Missouri House of Representatives - District 12 Elect

Chef Shanita McAfee

Founder of The Prospect KC