Council District 2
Taylor Crouse was born and raised in the Saint Joseph area and has spent most of his adult life residing in the Southside. His two sons attend Southside schools and he understands the needs of our community. Taylor is committed to serving our community. In addition to starting a local business that has employed our residents for 12 years, he is the director of Pony Express Baseball and a former governor of Missouri Western State University.
Our Candidate Summary
These assessments are based on the answers or lack of answers supplied by the candidates. Taylor’s responses indicate a socially conservative and fiscally conservative position.
Taylor on the Issues
How do you feel the mask mandate went in St. Joseph?
Not well. I will not support any new version of a mask mandate.
Do you support policies that would permit males and females to share the same public restrooms, locker rooms, and showers, based on their self-identified gender instead of their natural born gender?
If faced with a budget deficit, would you support or oppose cutting spending rather than increasing taxes?
A tax increase should only be authorized by a vote of the people.
If the council were given $1M to use to fund projects in St. Joseph, what would you fund?
Those that generate a return on investment.
Do you believe in equity (equal outcome) or equality (equal opportunity)?
How does St. Joseph compare to Kansas City? What lessons can each city learn from each other?
We have a rich history here but all too often we chose to remain stuck in it and resist progress. I do think KC has many of the same ills but our personal ills can be hidden on a larger stage.
Merrick Garland stated that the greatest threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violence, “specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the white race”. Do you agree or disagree?