Third candidate files for Western Commissioner

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

The race for Pettis County Western Commissioner has turned into a three-way race after a second challenger filed Wednesday.

According to information from the Pettis County Clerk’s office, Jason D. Cunningham, of Sedalia, filed for the seat Wednesday afternoon. He will face Western Commissioner Jim Marcum, of Sedalia, and newcomer Jack D. Robinson, of Sedalia.

This makes for four contested races so far for county offices this fall. Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy, of Smithton, has been challenged by Darrell Slaughter, of Marshall.

Deputy Assessor Christopher C. Woolery, of Sedalia, Karen Hill, of Smithton, and Mark A. Thomas, of Sedalia, have all filed for the position of Pettis County Assessor.

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, Sheriff Kevin C. Bond and Public Administrator Charli Ackerman.

No one has filed for the position of surveyor.

All filed candidates are Republican, except for Ackerman, who is a Democrat.

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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