Clippert, Harrell retain seats on PCAD board


By Tim Epperson - [email protected]



David Clippert, incumbent for the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 1, watches as municipal election results come in Tuesday evening at the Pettis County Courthouse. Incumbent Clippert received 388 votes while challenger Tim Padgett received 196. Faith Bemiss | Democrat


In the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 4 race newcomer, Bill J. Griffith lost to incumbent Les Harrell Jr. during the Municipal Election Tuesday night. Griffith received to 175 votes to Harrell’s 490. Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Tim Padgett


Les Harrell Jr.


By Tim Epperson

[email protected]

David Clippert, incumbent for the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 1, watches as municipal election results come in Tuesday evening at the Pettis County Courthouse. Incumbent Clippert received 388 votes while challenger Tim Padgett received 196. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD040616ElectionPCAD-1.jpgDavid Clippert, incumbent for the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 1, watches as municipal election results come in Tuesday evening at the Pettis County Courthouse. Incumbent Clippert received 388 votes while challenger Tim Padgett received 196. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

In the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 4 race newcomer, Bill J. Griffith lost to incumbent Les Harrell Jr. during the Municipal Election Tuesday night. Griffith received to 175 votes to Harrell’s 490. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD040616ElectionPCAD-2.jpgIn the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-District 4 race newcomer, Bill J. Griffith lost to incumbent Les Harrell Jr. during the Municipal Election Tuesday night. Griffith received to 175 votes to Harrell’s 490. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Tim Padgett
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Tim-Padgett.jpgTim Padgett

Les Harrell Jr.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Les-Harrell-1.jpgLes Harrell Jr.

Voters re-elected both incumbents for the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors Sub-Districts 1 and 4 in Tuesday’s municipal election.

In Sub-District 1, incumbent David Clippert defeated opponent Tim Padgett with 388 votes or 66.32 percent of the vote compared with Padgett’s 196 votes carrying 33.50 percent.

“We will continue with the momentum of improving services for the people,” Clippert said. “Our satellite station on Route TT is almost complete and we’ll look forward to building our new headquarters. Most importantly, I will work to take care of our employees and work to improve pay and benefits. We want to keep them happy.”

Clippert said of his opponent that Padgett is a good man and there was no animosity between the two men in the race.

Padgett could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

In Sub-District 4, Les Harrell Jr. beat opponent Bill J. Griffith with Harrell taking 490 votes or 73.46 percent of the vote compared to Griffith with 175 votes or 33.50 percent.

“I just want to thank the people of Sub-District 4 for their confidence in in me and I appreciate their support,” Harrell said. “I want to continue to support the staff and administration at PCAD. I’ve been with it since the district started and we’ve been getting stronger ever since.”

Harrell said he wants to continue to help Windsor with its medical needs and he’s proud of what the district has accomplished in Windsor.

Of his opponent, Harrell said, “Mr. Griffith gave it his best shot and I appreciate that he tried to be elected.”

Griffith did not speak as positively about his defeat.

“I don’t understand it,” Griffith said. “I talked with a lot of people and they wanted change. I guess money talks.”

Griffith said he was not going to be stopped in trying to improve the district and he may yet run again next term.

Editor Tim Epperson can be reached at 660-530-0146.

Sedalia Democrat

Editor Tim Epperson can be reached at 660-530-0146.

comments powered by Disqus