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Mayor Mark Funkhouser

Oct 20, 2009

KC attorney enters mayoral race

Another Kansas City attorney is looking to unseat Mayor Mark Funkhouser. Mike Burke is now the second area lawyer to put in a mayoral bid for the February 2011 election, as Sly James of the Sly James Law Firm in Kansas City has been raising money for his campaign all year. Burke, president and chief […]

Aug 20, 2009

City Hall ex-worker settles harassment claims against KC, mayor, mayor’s wife

A former City Hall employee for the City of Kansas City has reached a $595,000 global settlement of her employment discrimination and retaliation claims against the mayor of Kansas City and his wife. The ex-employee claimed the first lady made sexually and racially harassing comments to her while they both worked in the mayor’s office. […]

Jul 31, 2009

Ordinance aimed at KC mayor’s wife struck down

A Jackson County Circuit judge has struck down an ordinance Kansas City Council members passed to keep Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s wife out of his office and out of their hair. The ordinance was enacted in September in the wake of lawsuit against the city based on comments by Funkhouser’s wife, Gloria Squitiro. The employment discrimination […]

Feb 3, 2009

Jackson County Courthouse Roundup

Ortega named to city’s judicial commission A former high-ranking police official is joining the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission. Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Vince Ortega to the commission on Thursday. He replaces Nelsie Sweeney, a Kay Barnes appointee whose term expired at the end of 2008. Ortega works as a national security specialist for General Electric. […]

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