In the News: Newly elected Council members ready to jump in

A few notes from the Lee's Summit Journal this week as we look back at the recently completed municipal election. City beat reporter Russ Pulley talked to the four candidates-elect who said they were ready to jump in and tackle their new roles. Pulley also offered some follow-up notes on the Franklin Tatro story. A Jackson County judge ruled Tatro was ineligible to serve elected office in the State of Missouri based on a prior felony conviction. The issue was brought up in last night's City Council meeting where it was said the City currently doesn't have the ability to perform background checks on candidates. And Kansas City Communications and Media Matters founder, John Beaudoin, writes in his weekly guest column about voter apathy and fatigue. County wide, less than 13 percent of voters turned out for Tuesday's election. In Lee's Summit, a meager 10 percent of registered voters made their way to the polls.