Austin is a mental health caseworker for individuals experiencing homelessness. He sees the struggle that too many in his community face on a daily basis. Austin believes that Kansas City’s success should not be measured by what new development project is breaking ground, but instead by what is being done to protect the most vulnerable in the city. He is committed to addressing issues of housing affordability, economic inequality, and disparities in education and health care. He knows that this requires moving away from the traditional politics that have ruled Kansas City and taking bold, progressive action rooted in public servitude.