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Bill Van Buskirk seeks re-election to the Raytown Board of Aldermen for Ward 4

K.C. Star 2013

I have worked hard over the past four years for the people of Ward IV and for all of the people of Raytown. To do the job of alderman right it has to be an ‘every-day’ job, not just a ‘now-and-then’ job. For me it has been and will continue to be an ‘every-day’ job. I work to improve our codes department and its enforcement, have promoted economic development, strive to maintain and improve our infrastructure, as well as working on a multitude of other important issues. The safety and security of our city has and will continue to be a priority for me. We have been diligent in our efforts to acquire grants that have saved our citizens millions of dollars on a large number of projects.

I have always made myself available to constituents; listening to concerns, problems, opinions, and ideas. I will do everything I can to resolve each situation within the limits of my power and make a fair judgment based on the evidence at hand. There have been hundreds of resolutions, ordinances, and issues that I have had to make decisions about over the last four years, some decisions are easy to make, and others are very difficult. I will do what I believe is in the best interest of those who have chosen me to represent them, weighing all of the information available before making a decision.

My wife Mary Jane and I have been married for over 48 years. We have been homeowners in Raytown for over 40 years. We raised our four sons here, they all went through the Raytown school system. We are members of a local church in Raytown. We have six grandchildren. I retired from Hallmark Cards in the graphic arts field in 2004 and was employed there for over 40 years. I also proudly served as a reserve police officer for the city of Raytown for many years. I now work part time for Enterprise-Rent-a-Car in Raytown. I currently serve as president of the board of directors of the Salt Springs Cemetery Association. I am a member of the Raytown area Chamber of Commerce. My wife and I have been involved in many activities and organizations in our community over the years. I have served on both the Municipal and Legislative Committees, and currently serve on the Police Pension Review Committee. My wife serves on the Council for the Aging. 

Anyone can reach me at: (816) 737-2799, or you can e-mail me at: re-electBillVanBuskirk@comcast.net. My campaign facebook page is: Vote Van Buskirk

My motivation to run has not changed from four years ago, it is to serve the people of this community and strive to make it a better place. I am thankful to have had the honor to serve the people of our city, I will always serve to the best of my ability; it is my hope that you will allow me the opportunity to continue to do so.

Bill Van Buskirk

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