Archive for Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Jefferson County elections near

July 23, 2008

Two former law enforcement officers will face each other in the Aug. 5 primary election in Jefferson County's 2nd Commission District.

David Christy, the Republican incumbent, is seeking a second term as commissioner. He is challenged by Republican Roy Dunnaway, Perry, who earlier this year retired after serving 25 years as the county's sheriff.

Christy, of Meriden, is a retired Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, who now works as an airplane inspector. No Democrats filed for the position.

In the 3rd Commission district, several candidates are challenging Democratic incumbent Francis Grollmes, of Valley Falls. A primary will be needed because two other Democrats also filed for the position: Ronald C. Herring, Winchester; and Fairley McCain, Valley Falls.

A primary also will be needed on the Republican side where LaVerne Clark, and Richard Malm, both of Valley Falls, are commission candidates.

The only other contested race in Jefferson County is for county attorney. Caleb Stegall, a Perry attorney, is running against incumbent Michael Hayes, Oskaloosa. They are Republicans. No Democrats filed.

Running unopposed for re-election are Clerk Linda Buttron and Register of Deeds Delia Heston, both Republicans.

Republican Jeff Herrig is running unopposed for his first full term as sheriff. Herrig was picked by county Republicans to replace Dunnaway after working several years as undersheriff.

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