County commissioner Malm files petition for second term
by Clarke Davis
Third district county commissioner Richard Malm filed by petition this week for re-election.
Malm, 71, a Republican, is completing his first term in office this go around. He was county commissioner previously for two terms from 1981 to 1989.
Second district commissioner Roy Dunnaway has announced that he will not seek another term. Wayne Ledbetter, a Perry Republican, has filed for that office.
Lynn Luck, the 1st district commissioner, is not up for re-election.
The other incumbents — all Republicans — have now filed for re-election.
They include Jeff Herrig, sheriff, Linda Buttron, clerk, Delia Heston, register of deeds, and Mary Underwood, treasurer.
Newly appointed county attorney Jason Belveal has announced that he will seek election to the office, but has not filed yet.
David Christie, Meriden, a former county commissioner, announced earlier that he would file for sheriff, which would create the only race to develop so far. He had not filed as of Tuesday.
Also up for election this fall are the township trustees and treasurers.
The filing deadline for office is noon June 1.
The Commission Districts contain the following townships: 1st district,
Oskaloosa, Rural, Union, Sarcoxie, E. Fairview; 2nd district, Rock Creek, Kentucky, W. Fairview, Kaw; 3rd District, Delaware, Ozawkie, Jefferson, Norton.
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