Kansas City, MO – Kansas City mayor Mark Funkhouser made the formal announcement Tuesday: he's running for reelection.
Funkhouser's told reporters his administration has put city finances in order, reined in lucrative development TIF deals that cost the city millions and gotten the metal plates off of the streets.
nd He says controversies over his board appointments, rebuffs by the council and the lawsuit accusing his wife of discrimination at the office have simply primed him for a rugged campaign.
Funkhouser faces five candidates in the city primary in February - Councilwoman Deb Herman, former Councilmen Jim Rowland, state representative Leonard Jonas Hughes and Mike Burke, attorney Sly James.
News conference audio courtesy of KMBC TV-9