Mo House District 19

Elect Wick Thomas

for Missouri State

A Voice For

Meet Wick

Wick Thomas grew up in the small town of Drexel, Missouri and is a lifelong Missourian. As a graduate from UMKC with a BA in communications and a master of Library Science from Emporia State University, Wick has lent their skills to various nonprofits and campaigns over the years and has spoken nationally on various topics. They have been dedicated to public service and advocacy for Kansas City youth as the Teen-Services Librarian for the Kansas City Public Library, as Manager of Teen Programs for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and currently as a community college faculty librarian. You'll also often see Wick around the neighborhood volunteering at cleanups and community events. Wick is a graduate of Artist, Inc. and has dedicated much of their time fixing up their 130 year old house in Scarritt Renaissance, working on their native garden, and running an art business with their partner.

Wick is a member of or has recently volunteered for the following organizations:
Missourians For Constitutional Freedom
Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus
Don Bosco Centers
KC Parks Ambassadors
Guadalupe Centers
MO Jobs With Justice
League of Women Voters
Northeast Kansas City Historical Society

And many more...

Wick has received the following awards and recognition
Mover and Shaker – Library Journal
Best Activist in Kansas City – The Pitch Weekly
Keith Spare Leadership Award – The Civil Rights/Fair Housing Division of Kansas City
Building Bridges Award – UMKC LGBTQIA Resource Center
Creating Change Award – The National LGBTQ Task Force

Prioritizing The Issues You Care About

Access to Quality Education
Public Safety & Human Rights
Union, Small Biz, and Nonprofit Support
Healthcare & Reproductive Rights

Whether you own or rent, it's getting more expensive to live in our city. Jackson County homeowners face rising property taxes, pushing decades-long homeowners out of our neighborhood, and renters struggle to find safe and affordable housing. I will work with the City and County to fix the tax assessment process and to pursue rent control methods.

Arts & Culture

Investment in arts and culture is vital for a thriving community. The arts bring the community together to celebrate our diversity and enjoy the best parts of our neighborhoods. Quality of life is shown to improve with the offering of community events such as music concerts, neighborhood beautification, art classes, and cultural celebrations.

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