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Vote for Tracey Chappell for Jackson County Prosecutor on August 4th and November 3rd!
Tracey has identified six common-sense priorities that will shrink and reshape the broken criminal justice system in Jackson County.
Tracey knew since she was seven years old that she would be an attorney. Overcoming humble beginnings in a small town in Alabama, she worked hard to receive a degree in Political Science from Jacksonville State University before pursuing her law degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.
As a Senior Assistant County Counselor for Jackson County, Tracey was responsible for civil commitments of the mentally ill and gained an intimate understanding of the impact of mental health on the criminal justice system. She has argued numerous civil and criminal jury trials for multiple felonies. Tracey has been the Special Representative for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, investigating bar complaints, including those of Prosecuting Attorneys, for violations of the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct.
In 2018, the Mayor of Blue Springs named Tracey Chappell as the First African American woman to serve as Prosecutor. Mrs. Chappell transformed the office which now has its first diversionary program for first time offenders under her leadership.
She is licensed and has practiced in numerous courts in the State of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She has been a member and served on committees for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association, Black Female Attorneys, the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus.She is also the Prosecutor for Blue Springs, Missouri. Rounding out her extensive experience, Tracey has been an insurance litigator and consultant to businesses on preventing harassment, bullying, discrimination, and promoting a diverse, inclusive workplace.
Along with her husband Terrance, Tracey is proud to be raising a blended family of four boys. Together they enjoy volunteering with Connections to Success – Kansas City, sporting events, and traveling. They are members of Concord Fortress of Hope Church and also attend Heart of God Evangelistic Ministries.Contribute
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