County primary attracts over a dozen candidates
Over a dozen candidates have filed for the upcoming Barry County primary election, which will be held on Aug. 7. The Democratic ticket attracted two candidates, and 13 candidates signed up to run on the Republican ticket.
Incumbents Sherry Sears, county assessor, and Jim Fohn, county coroner filed for new four-year terms. They are both running on the Republican ticket.
Wayne Hendrix, southern county commissioner, also filed for re-election. Hendrix is running on the Democratic ticket. Gary D. Davis, of Cassville, has announced candidacy for the southern county commissioner seat on the Republican ticket.
The race for an open northern county commissioner seat has attracted six Republican candidates. They are: David Redshaw, of Purdy; Gary Schad, of Purdy; Eddie Dummit, of Verona; Tom Hutchens, of Monett; Duane Kaiser, of Monett; and Machelle Vanderpool, of Purdy.
The sheriff and public administrator positions have also attracted multiple candidates.
Pam Modlin, of Purdy, will face off against Stormy Holtzman, of Cassville, in the race for public administrator, and Sheriff Mick Epperly will be challenged by David Bowman, of Cassville. They are all running on the Republican ticket.
Randell L. Munday has announced candidacy for sheriff on the Democratic ticket.