KC Skyline

City Clerk Web Search

Search the Ordinances:

Legislation #: 160672 Introduction Date: 9/1/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, BARNES JR., CANADY, FOWLER, HALL, JAMES, JR., JUSTUS, LOAR, LUCAS, MCMANUS, REED, SHIELDS AND TAYLOR
Title: Expressing condolences on the passing of Senator Edward E. Quick.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/31/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/1/2016 Adopted

View Attachments
FileTypeSizeDescription
160672.pdf Authenticated 69K Authenticated

Printer Friendly Version

RESOLUTION NO. 160672

 

Expressing condolences on the passing of Senator Edward E. Quick.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has learned of the passing of Senator Edward E. Quick on August 27, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, Edward E. Quick, at 17 years old, enlisted in the Navy and fought honorably in Korea. After serving his country he came back to the Kansas City area and became a Kansas City, Missouri Firefighter; and

 

WHEREAS, during that time Edward E. Quick also started a small throw paper called Quick Midwest Postal with offices in Kansas City, Independence, Wichita and Springfield; and

 

WHEREAS, Edward E. Quick, a Democrat, in 1975, as the underdog, won the election and became a Kansas City Councilman representing the 1st District and in 1985 ran for and successfully became a Missouri State Senator; and

 

WHEREAS, Senator Quick rose through the ranks to become the majority leader, minority leader, and the honorable position of President Pro Tem of the Missouri State Senate, becoming the first Kansas City lawmaker to hold the post in four decades; and

 

WHEREAS, Senator Quick capped his career with a four-year term as Clay County presiding commissioner that ended in 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, Senator Quick’s crowning achievement may have been his work in Jefferson City overseeing passage of a health insurance program for poor and uninsured children; and

 

WHEREAS, Senator Quick also worked to lower sales taxes on groceries and was on the initial board of directors to start Tri-County Mental Health in Clay, Platte and Ray Counties; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby remember and honor Senator Edward E. Quick for his many contributions and that the Mayor and Council take special note of his passing; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Jane Quick in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.

 

___________________________________________