Rich Baldwin


To the editor:

Jim Schultz – Right man, right place, right time. I first met Jim four years ago when speaking to the Kiwanis Club on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs here in Independence. Jim extended a warm welcome, and I was immediately impressed by his genuine friendliness and sincerity. He was very supportive of our many events and always offered an encouraging word to the kids and staff.

The more I was around Jim, the more I became aware that he was a natural leader, a man of faith who lived his faith in part by serving others. His humility, graced with humor, made him a pleasure to work with, and this combined with his years of experience on the City Council and as mayor pro tem make him the best candidate to serve all the people of Independence as our next mayor!