KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City City Councilperson Jolie Justus announced Thursday that she is running for Kansas City mayor.
Her announcement came a little more than a week after Jason Kander said he’s no longer running for Kansas City mayor to focus on his health.
Justus currently represents Kansas City’s 4th District. She’s served in her role since 2015.
Her announcement once again brings the number of candidates running for Kansas City mayor to nine.
The other candidates for Kansas City mayor include five others already on the City Council: Quinton Lucas, Scott Wagner, Jermaine Reed, Alissia Canady, and Scott Taylor. Rita Berry, Phil Glynn and Steve Miller round out the list of remaining candidates.