Last Monday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced his marriage to his long-time girlfriend, Katherine Carttar. According to the mayor, the two were married April 9 in a civil ceremony, just weeks before welcoming their newborn son, Bennett, last week.

“Katherine and I were together well before I was mayor and I hope she will be willing to stand with me long after,” Lucas said on Facebook.

Since 2018, Carttar has worked as director of economic development at the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County.

Carttar has a degree in economics and history from Boston College and a master’s of public administration from the University of Kansas. She’s a former Peace Corps volunteer and previously worked at the American Jazz Museum as a development manager.

Before her current role in Wyandotte County, she worked as an economic development analyst and AdvanceKC coordinator for the City of Kansas City, MO.

“Like many over the past challenging year, we spent time reprioritizing what’s most important in our lives and realized it is family,” Lucas said.

Lucas also revealed their newborn son faced some medical challenges in his first days, but thanked the neonatal intensive care staff at University of Kansas Hospital.

“Although his first few days have been a bit of a challenge medically, we look forward to introducing our son and Kansas City’s newest Chiefs’ fan, Bennett, to Kansas Citians when the time is right,” Lucas said.

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