Ty Gardner

Ty Gardner

Overland Park City Council, Ward 4, KS

Ty is running for City Council in Overland Park, Kansas to help change expectations and bring a new generation into local government. Raised in poverty in a single-parent home, Ty was exposed to some harsh realities growing up. Ty used education to escape the poverty cycle, attending the University of Kansas to pursue his undergraduate and law degrees, and Indiana University for his master’s degree in business administration.

Ty hopes to use Overland Park’s status as the second largest city in Kansas to help change a red state’s perception of what Democratic policies are and how they can be implemented to make life better for our residents. He is focused on thinking big on the issues that will define local government for the next generation. As someone who openly receives treatment for depression, Ty will work to support and destigmatize mental health treatment. He is committed to backing diversity and inclusion efforts to create a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. And he plans to use his status as a millennial candidate to help encourage more young people to participate in local government.