Primary to offer contested local race
The Republican race for Barry County Associate Circuit Court judge is the only contested county-level race on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.
Two political newcomers, Cordelia Herrin and Bob Foulke, are facing off for the judgeship, which will be decided in the primary. No Democrats filed for the position, which is currently being held by Republican Carr Woods who is retiring.
Candidate profiles for Herrin and Foulke appear on page 6 of this week's Cassville Democrat.
There are also no candidates who filed for county office on the Democrat ticket.
Republican candidates who do not face opposition in the primary are: Victor Head, associate circuit judge Division II; Cherry Warren, presiding commissioner; Gary Youngblood, county clerk; and Craig Williams, circuit clerk-recorder of deeds. All the unopposed Republican candidates are incumbents.
Warren is also running for the position of Republican Committeeman to represent Exeter on the Republican ticket. He is challenged by William Roberts.
Barry County voters who make the trip to the polls next Tuesday will also be asked to select their party candidates for the posts of U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman representing the 7th District.
Republican candidates in the hotly contested Congressional race include Jeff Wisdom, Gary Nodler, Mike Moon, Darrell L. Moore, Jack Goodman, Billy Long, Michael Wardell and Steve Hunter. Democrat contenders for that post are Tim Davis and Scott Eckersley. Kevin Craig is running on the Liberterian Party ticket.
David Sater, the incumbent 68th District state representative, is running unopposed on the Republican ticket and faces no competition from candidates from other political parties.
A complete list of candidates that will appear on the Aug. 3 primary ballot appears on page 6 of this week's Cassville Democrat.
Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. at Barry County's 21 polling places.