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Campaign kicks off with door knocking on rainy Sunday

Today a dozen dedicated volunteers braved the rain to help officially kick off Trent’s campaign. We spent a dreary Sunday afternoon meeting Mission residents and hearing their concerns for the city. If you see us out this summer, please feel free to stop and say hi. We love meeting voters face-to-face. It’s a privilege to bring our community together one door at a time. If you met Trent or one of our volunteers this afternoon, thank you so much for your time.

Shawnee Mission Post covers Trent’s candidacy

Read the Shawnee Mission Post’s article, “Mission resident Trent Boultinghouse seeks Ward 1 seat on council”, announcing Trent’s candidacy for Mission City Council. The story outlines his plans if elected, as well as the ways in which Trent’s background in data has prepared him for office.


A Kansas native, Boultinghouse has been living in Mission for the past four years. In his first time running for office, he hopes to focus on resources that would encourage renters to make Mission a more permanent home.

“We need council members who ensure our government works toward progress, tolerance, and sustainability,” Boultinghouse said. “I will work to give all residents of Ward 1 – from the empty nesters to the young professionals – a seat at the table.”

He said he wants to continue the momentum he’s seen on the council, especially in light of recent decisions such as adopting a non-discrimination ordinance for the LGBTQ community as well as participating in KCP&L’s clean energy initiative.


“In general, I would like to support those efforts, provided that they make sense for our town,” he said.

As a data analyst at Epiq Global Inc. in Kansas City, Kansas, Boultinghouse said he focuses on data-driven strategic planning.
“What we do is try to create narratives and strategic decisions based on what data is showing, so a lot of it is pulling together a bunch of disparate points to create one cohesive narrative,” he said. “I think government, in general, is a lot of that, and I think too often, people would really get a lot more out of their government if they could see how everything is connected. I have a lot of experience on consolidating all of these different things into a digestible format so that people would be able to understand how their government works for them, how their money is being put to use.”

See the full story written by the Shawnee Mission Post’s Leah Wankum.

Trent Boultinghouse Files to Run for Mission City Council

Mission, Kan. – Kansas native Trent Boultinghouse filed his candidacy March 27 to represent Ward 1 on the Mission City Council.

Trent Boultinghouse Files for Mission City Council
Trent Boultinghouse seeks to represent Ward 1 on the Mission City Council.

“We need council members who ensure our government works toward progress, tolerance, and sustainability,” Boultinghouse said. “I will work to give all residents of Ward 1 – from the empty nesters to the young professionals – a seat at the table.”

Born and raised in southeast Kansas, Boultinghouse has lived in Mission for the past four years, and currently works as a data analyst at Epiq Global, Inc. in Kansas City.

“I love Mission because it combines the comforts of a small town with the luxuries of a destination in the big-city KC metro,” Boultinghouse said. “If elected, I would work to attract economic development that honors the spirit of this community.”

He said he would continue to improve the lives of Mission residents, citing the city’s recent curbside tree limb removal program and last year’s passage of a non-discrimination ordinance as examples of effective governance.

As a city council member for Ward 1, Boultinghouse plans to focus on making Mission more pedestrian-friendly for its residents, and to promote sustainability city-wide through better sidewalks and bike lanes.

“We have a lot of renters here in Ward 1,” he said. “I will support investments in our public spaces that would encourage renters to put down roots in Mission and become long-term residents.”

Boultinghouse is an alumnus of the University of Kansas. He worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and received his master’s degree in International Relations from the University of São Paulo in Brazil before returning to Kansas. He speaks both Spanish and Portuguese. He is married to Helen Boultinghouse, digital marketing manager at Grundfos.