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Joe and his wife, Janice (right) are pictured above at Truman Days with Scott Taylor, City Councilman in Kansas City and his wife, Cathy Jolly, former State Representative and City Councilwoman in Kansas City

Joe and Janice with their daughter, Jennifer Fennesy, and their grandson, Drew, at a recent fundraising event.

Joe addresses a recent ordinance for redevelopment of Truman Corners at a City Council meeting in Grandview. Joe has served as an Alderman from Ward 2 in Grandview for the past seven years.

Joe is pictured above with officials from IBEW, Local 124, which has endorsed him for State Representative. Joe is also endorsed by the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO; the Building and Construction Trades Council; International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 42; and, most other unions in the Kansas City area.


  • Resident of the district for 39 years

  • Married, wife Janice, two children
    and two grandchildren

  • Member of the Grandview City Council, 7 years

  • Retired electrician (IBEW, Local 124)

  • Member, Grandview Planning Commission

  • Former Project Manager for various
    electrical contractors

  • Advisor, Kansas City Port Authority

  • Member and former president,
    Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • Co-Chair, Tad Runions Memorial
    Super Softball MDA event

  • Member and Past Grand Knight of the O'Hara Council of the Knights of Columbus

  • Member, St. Thomas More Catholic Church

  • Former member of St Matthew Apostle Catholic Church

  • Member, Jackson County Democratic Committee

  • Member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Missouri Municipal League

  • Member, National League of Cities



Joe spends Father's Day collecting donations for "DADs" (Dollars Against Diabetes), a fundraising event in Grandview.

Joe helps keep the Grandview Farmer's Market open Saturday, June 16.

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