THIRD DISTRICT AT-LARGE
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.
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.
Announcing a New Story - View Our Kick-off Message
Together We Will Still Focus on Our City
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.
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.Kay Barnes
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
I'm delighted to lend my support to Darron Story and his bid for the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri.
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.Vewiser Dixon
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.
Founder, Enterprise Village Ecosystem