Father of Murdered Teen Making Run fo...

Father of Murdered Teen Making Run for Public Office

There are 8 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jun 25, 2010, titled Father of Murdered Teen Making Run for Public Office. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

An Overland Park man who became a familiar figure after his daughter's murder now hopes that people will recognize him as a political candidate.

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bob

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jun 25, 2010
what a way to use you dead child to advance yourself

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#2 Jun 26, 2010
bob wrote:
what a way to use you dead child to advance yourself
I agree. He is using his daughter's death. What is even worse is that he is denying that he is using it. Sorry dude, you put your daughter's picture on the back of your cards. That is USING HER. How about your stand on the issues?
ljd

Overland Park, KS

#3 Jun 26, 2010
What is so different, he used it to get a teaching job!
Mac

Overland Park, KS

#4 Jun 26, 2010
Very sad. At least his opponent had class and didn't go on camera to talk about him using his daughter's murder to gain name recognition.
Whatever

Huntsville, AL

#5 Jun 27, 2010
What you all are failing to realize is that the reason he is running is because of what happened to his daughter. He is in no way "using" his daughter's death. He is just showing that this was his inspiration to do so. People running for offices all the time share their family story and their reason for running. This is no different.

His stand on current issues will not go unmentioned. This will all be part of his campaigning.

People in the world always have reasons for doing things -- reasons for becoming advocates for Mother's against drunk driving, reasons for raising their children better than they were raised, reasons for volunteering at an animal shelter, reasons for getting involved in the community, reasons for becoming a doctor, etc. All he is doing is sharing his tragedy. No matter what people's reasons are, they are doing something they feel strongly about.
Seriously

Overland Park, KS

#6 Jun 28, 2010
Do you think he called the news? NO! It was a very hard decision for him to put Kelsey's picture on the campaign material. There was no RIGHT way of addressing the issue of Kelsey. As for him using her to get a teaching job, maybe you should check the facts. He was in the process of applying when she was murdered. He has always been one to serve the community. First in the Navy, then as a police officer and now as a teacher. This is just another way of continuing public service. Maybe some of you criticizing him should try it.
john

Overland Park, KS

#7 Jun 28, 2010
His chlid was murdered. All you haters should be ashamed for your statements about using his daugther. Have any of you people had a child murdered?
krc

Leawood, KS

#8 Jun 28, 2010
john wrote:
His chlid was murdered. All you haters should be ashamed for your statements about using his daugther. Have any of you people had a child murdered?
AMEN!!! Say that again!!!

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