U.S. House of Representatives
Fifth District of Missouri
Emanuel Cleaver II is now serving his fourth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District. Having served for twelve years on the city council of Kansas City, Cleaver was elected as the city’s first African American Mayor in 1991. During his eight year stint in the Office of the Mayor, Cleaver distinguished himself as an economic development activist and an unapologetic redevelopment craftsman. He and the City Council brought a number of major corporations to the city, including TransAmerica, Harley Davidson, and Citi Corp.