About Councilman Lucas
(leer en espanol) Councilman Quinton Lucas represents the Third District at-large. For the 2015-2019 council term, Mayor Sly James has appointed Lucas to serve as Chairman of the Housing Committee. In addition, Lucas serves as a member of the following committees: Neighborhoods and Public Safety; Planning, Zoning and Economic Development; Transportation and Infrastructure; Airport.
The youngest current councilmember, Quinton was born at Kansas City’s Truman Medical Center in the 1980s and spent most of his youth residing in the city’s urban core with his mother and two older sisters. He obtained academic scholarships to attend the Barstow School in South Kansas City and later earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University and a law degree from Cornell University.
After school, Quinton returned home to Kansas City, first working for the Honorable Duane Benton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and then practicing business law. At age 27, Quinton was appointed to a law professorship at the University of Kansas. Quinton continues to teach and write on topics primarily concerning business law and government regulation. He also volunteers extensively in area schools and organizations, including serving on the board of directors of DeLaSalle Academy and teaching courses and providing mentorship in area prisons.
In 2011, Mayor Sly James appointed Quinton to the Board of Zoning Adjustment, where he worked with the city planning department, citizens, and businesses to support job growth and development. Quinton has also served on the city’s Charter Review Commission and numerous other civic, philanthropic, and professional organizations.
Since finishing law school, Quinton has lived near the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District.
Quinton welcomes your call, email or visit. Understanding the “at-large” and citywide nature of his position, Quinton also is happy to visit you in any corner of Kansas City to support our efforts to build a safe city with strong basic services, growing population, and an outstanding climate for education and entrepreneurship.