Kansas City, MO
Lucas was elected to the City Council of Kansas City in June of 2015. Lucas plans to advocate for new policies to create high quality jobs in the city, improve public services, and ensure that infrastructure improvement remains a priority in Kansas City politics. Recent articles have hailed him as the “most promising candidate” in two decades. A Cornell Law graduate, Lucas is the youngest tenure-track professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, which makes him one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the country. In 2011, Mayor Sly James appointed Lucas to the Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), where Lucas works to support job growth and development. In 2013, James also appointed Lucas to the commission to review the City’s charter and make recommendations which voters passed last year.