Austin Strassle was born and raised in Kansas City, the first of three children. Both his parents worked long hours and at a young age Austin had to learn the importance of hard work, cooperation, and the value of community.
Today, he serves as a mental health caseworker at Truman Medical Center. He sees everyday the struggle that many across the metro face. The stories he hears remind him daily of his family’s own past struggles with housing insecurity, addiction, and financial strain.
Kansas City's success should not be measured by what new luxury apartment project is being developed, but instead by what is being done to build up and protect the most vulnerable in our city.
Austin Strassle believes in addressing issues of housing affordability, economic inequality, and disparities in education and health care. This requires moving away from the traditional politics that have ruled this City and taking bold, progressive action rooted in public servitude.
We all envision a future for Kansas City where tax dollars are spent to invest in building people up instead of building up corporate coffers.
Where neighborhoods are healthy and safe.
Where kids have access to quality education.
A Kansas City that protects LGBTQ+ people, that fights for the rights of women and families, and protects communities of color from unjust harm.
Austin Strassle believes that the time to act is now. We must begin tackling these real systemic inequities and create communities that are strong, healthy, and UNITED.
If this vision for Kansas City appeals to you, please support Austin's campaign for City Council.
Paid for by Citizens for Austin Strassle
Antionette Madeira, Treasurer
PO Box 411152, KCMO 64108