Filings begin today for several county and state offices that will be filled during elections this year.
Candidates will file in the county clerk’s office or the secretary of state’s office, depending on the office sought.
In Texas County, voters will elect several county officeholders. The terms of Prosecuting Attorney Parke Stevens Jr., County Clerk Laura Crowley, Associate Circuit Judge Doug Gaston, Circuit Clerk Marci Mosley, Recorder of Deeds Lindsay Koch and Presiding Commissioner Fred Stenger expire. All are four-year terms. All are Republicans.
The county clerk’s office is in the Texas County Administration Center. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office is in Jefferson City.
Party nominees are elected in August. The General Election is in November.
Township committeemen and committeewomen from political parties will be elected in August.
Voters also will decide several other offices. The term of Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon, expires. Circuit Judge William “Bill” Hickle of Rolla, a Republican, is completing his first six-year term that expires at the end of the year. Also on the ballot are races for U.S. senator and Missouri auditor. The term of U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, also expires.
Filings close a month later.