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Jennie was raised in historic Northeast Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from Northeast High School before attending Independence College of Cosmetology to pursue her passion for creativity, self-expression, and helping others to feel confident. 

Jennie is a successful 20-year business owner where her commitment to service is evident in every aspect of her professional life.

Outside of her business, Jennie is deeply involved in her church where she serves in various capacities and contributes her time on two committees, being the chair of one.

Since 2005, Jennie and her husband Eric have made Independence home, raising their 3 grown children and now proudly enjoying the role of grandparents to a granddaughter.

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4th District Councilmember