White goes a ‘hard nine’ in race for at-large county legislature seat

tporter@lsjournal.comAugust 6, 2014 

In baseball parlance, a hard nine is described as playing as hard as you can until the final out is recorded.

For Lee’s Summit resident and former Kansas City Royals second baseman Frank White a hard nine is not a foreign concept. White, a Democrat, held a steady, sizable lead against fellow Democrat Sherwood Smith of Kansas City early and often in their quest for the 1st District At-Large seat on the Jackson County Legislature pulling away with 77 percent of the vote during Aug. 5’s primary.

White seeks to replace Theresa Garza Ruiz, who did not seeking re-election after serving two terms in the 1st District At-Large seat. The Kansas City baseball legend will face Republican Weldon Woodward of Levasy in November. Woodward ran unopposed in the primary.

Lee's Summit Journal is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service