“I see this partnership as an opportunity for long-term collaboration and hope that it will continue for many years to come.”
One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in my life is that a fully staffed local police department is essential for creating a safe city, public events, and your neighborhood. As someone who has always held great respect for the brave men and women in blue, I am incredibly honored to share that the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police–Lodge 99 has officially endorsed my candidacy for City Council 6th district at Large.
Recently, the KCPD has faced significant losses and setbacks. Despite these challenges, our officers continue to show up to work every day, ready to serve and protect the citizens of Kansas City. I commend them for their unwavering dedication and believe that all citizens should do the same. As a team, I am committed to working with the FOP to provide support to the officers who have sworn to keep us safe. It’s crucial that we prioritize their safety as well.
I see this partnership as an opportunity for long-term collaboration and hope that it will continue for many years to come.
To the members of the Kanas City FOP Lodge 99, I sincerely thank you for your trust and support and when elected one of my priorities will be helping you reach the department goal of 1500 officers in KCMO.
I am pleased to announce that Northland Strong has endorsed me. The Northland region is thriving with a multitude of impressive initiatives and thriving businesses. I am eager to collaborate with them to unite all corners of the city and make further progress.
“I am eager to collaborate with them to unite all corners of the city and make further progress.”
“I hear her compassion for those less fortunate while recognizing concerns with recent policies and how they affect us all.”
I have known Mary Nestel for many years and she has been providing me insurance coverage for decades but my more personal experiences with her have been through the many volunteer organizations we’ve supported as colleagues. These include numerous support projects with the Kansas City Zoo and more recently with clean‐ups in the homeless camps along 103rd Street between State line and Wornall Road.
What I have seen with Mary is an ability to work with all types of people along all party lines to get things done! She brings liberals, conservatives and everyone in between together to achieve a common goal. Whether it be to raise money for The Zoo or clean up under a bridge, she is there and pitching in, reminding everyone of the common goal. Mary has wonderful organizational skills that keep things running smoothly.
I hear her compassion for those less fortunate while recognizing concerns with recent policies and how they affect us all. What I’ve witnessed from Mary is her consideration for the ripple effect of ideas that are brought her way. She looks a bit farther down the line at the long‐term ramifications of some policies and I hear her not just identify issues but come up with solutions.
Since then I have volunteered for Mary at Zoo events, including the annual Jazzoo… partly out of extreme gratitude for how much she helped me at the Royal, and also out of pride in volunteering for well‐run events that respect the Zoo, the patrons and the volunteers.
“Mary’s competence and boots‐on‐the‐ground help was invaluable.”
“Mary’s most esteemed trait is her devout commitment to her community…”
While these are extremely important and valuable characteristics for any council person, perhaps Mary’s most esteemed trait is her devout commitment to her community; which she has put into action for Kansas City time and time again. For decades, Mary has spearheaded a considerable number of philanthropic, community and social events benefiting members all Kansas City residents—including Jazzoo and the Kansas City annual St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities to name a few, but very substantial City events.
She is well organized and a tenacious advocate for the City she has always called “Home”. Her charisma and passion have naturally exalted her as a chosen leader and go‐to luminary, whom Kansas City citizens have continuously come to rely upon.
I have personally had the pleasure of knowing Mary for more than 38 years and witnessed her in action countless times. Anyone would be hard‐pressed to find a more resourceful and determined representative of her community, while doing it all with the grace and diplomacy she exemplifies.
A natural leader, and born and bred Kansas City native, there is no doubt Mary will impress everyone with all she does on the City Council.
I cannot adequately emphasize how highly I recommend Mary Nestel for City Council. There is no one better for the job.
I am writing to show my support and give my recommendation to Mary Nestel for City Council 6th District.
I’ve known Mary for almost a decade now, first as a colleague, and now as a friend. I am certain that not only will she succeed, but she will thrive as a Councilwoman.
Mary, as many of you know, is a lifelong resident of KC that has been proactive in the betterment of her community. She has always impressed me with her drive to help others which includes volunteer work with multiple South KC neighborhood organizations, plus her time as a board member for Mission Lakes Home & Rolling Hills South Home Associations.
I am therefore confidently able to recommend Mary Nestel for City Council 6th District based on her experience, commitment and selflessly serving Kansas City.
Vote Mary Nestel for City Council.