Mayor Quinton Lucas
In 2019, Quinton Lucas was elected as the 55th Mayor of Kansas City with the support of a broad coalition and a commitment to expand affordable housing, fix roads, and create more opportunities for all Kansas Citians.
Before being elected Mayor, Quinton joined the University of Kansas faculty as one of the youngest tenured law professors in the country. Quinton continues to teach law classes and share his passion for teaching while serving the people of Kansas City. As Mayor, Lucas has followed through on his campaign promises while leading the city through the fallout of the pandemic. He has passed first in the nation fare-free public transportation, a $50 million investment in affordable housing, and repaved a record number of roads.
In 2021, Lucas and his wife Katherine welcomed their first child, Bennett. As a father, Lucas recognizes the importance of expanding opportunities for Kansas City’s youth and ensuring that all are supported. Born and raised in Kansas City, Quinton earned academic scholarships to attend Washington University where he received his B.A., and later Cornell Law School.