‘Attorney Steve Miller tops KC mayoral field in quarterly fundraising’

Miller For Mayor / April 17, 2018

By Bill Turque, The Kansas City Star
April 17, 2018


Construction attorney Steve Miller, a first-time candidate, led all Kansas City mayoral hopefuls in fund raising for the first quarter of the year, according to new state filings.

Miller, former chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, collected $78,359, much of it from the city’s corporate and legal communities. He reported $110,012 in cash on hand, a distant second to City Councilman Scott Taylor, who has $351,531 in the bank.

Taylor has held a commanding lead in the cash hunt, bolstered by support from the development and labor communities. He raised $30,650, placing him third among the six announced candidates for next April’s primary. Here’s what the other candidates reported:

  • Crossroads Arts District businessman Phil Glynn: Raised $19,125 and has $58,448 in cash on hand.
  • Councilwoman Jolie Justus: Raised $56,460 with $94,885 cash on hand.
  • Councilman Jermaine Reed: Raised $22,065 with $60,815 cash on hand.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner: Raised $8,690 with $27,661 cash on hand.

Two other council members are possible candidates. Councilman Quinton Lucas. He raised $33,240 and has $127, 505 in cash. Councilwoman Katheryn Shields raised just $500 but has $89,344 in cash.


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