Three more file for county races


Democrat Staff



Democrat Staff

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Additional candidates have filed in the races for Pettis County Assessor, Eastern Commissioner and Surveyor.

According to information provided by the Pettis County Clerk’s Office, Democrat Charles McCormack, of Sedalia, filed March 18 for Eastern Commissioner, joining incumbent Brent Hampy, of Smithton, and Darrell Slaughter, of Marshall, both Republicans.

The race for Western Commissioner is also a three-way race between Republicans Jason D. Cunningham, incumbent Jim Marcum and Jack Robinson, all of Sedalia.

Deputy Assessor Christopher C. Woolery, of Sedalia, announced early in 2016 he would run for the vacant seat of Assessor, and has since been joined by Karen Hill, of Smithton, and Mark A. Thomas, of Sedalia. A fourth candidate, Angie Luebbering, of Sedalia, filed Thursday for the office. All four candidates are Republicans.

Democrat incumbent Kerry Turpin, of Sedalia, filed March 16 for the office of Surveyor. He is the only candidate for this office so far.

Pettis County Coroner Robert “Skip” Smith, of Sedalia, has been challenged by Dan Hankins, of Sedalia.

So far only incumbents have filed for the remaining offices: Treasurer Kim Lyne (R), Sheriff Kevin C. Bond (R) and Public Administrator Charli Ackerman (D).

Filing for the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general elections in Pettis County closes at 5 p.m. March 29.

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