Greg Grounds Appointed
2013 Legislative Chairman
JANUARY 10, 2013 -- The chairman's gavel has peen passed to 5th District Legislator Greg Grounds.
Greg Grounds and Theresa Garza Ruiz
In their first order of business for 2013, Jackson County Legislators unanimously selected Grounds to serve as the 2013 Legislative Chairman. Meanwhile, Theresa Garza Ruiz (1st District At-Large) was appointed Vice Chair by acclamation.
Grounds was first elected to the County Legislature in 2006 and won re-election in 2010. He previously served as a councilman and then mayor for the City of Blue Springs. The lifelong resident of eastern Jackson County has practiced law since 1977, currenlty with the firm of Grounds, Rose & Emke. He was appointed County Legislative vice chairman in 2011.
Garza Ruiz was also elected to the Legislature in 2006 and won re-election in 2010. Born and raised in the Kansas City area, the Navy veteran now resides in Blue Springs.