Meet the Candidates: Sly James and Mike Burke

PoliticsElectionsColleges and UniversitiesEducationMike Burke, Jr.University of MinnesotaGeorgetown University

Mike Burke and Sly James edged out Mayor Mark Funkhouser in the primary election on Tuesday.  FOX 4 spoke with all of the candidates before the election.  Watch our interviews with Burke and James here.

 

MIKE BURKE

  • Mike Burke, 61, received his bachelor's and law degrees from Georgetown University. In the 1980s, he served on the City Council. In 2005, he founded the annual July 4 Riverfest celebration.

 SLY JAMES

  • Sly James, 59, grew up in Kansas City and before going to college, was enlisted for a short time in the United States Marines. He is a Rockhurst University graduate and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota. If elected mayor, James says he would work to unite City Hall in order that it is more efficient and effective.
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