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Filing begins for county offices

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

BENTON - Public administrator is the office with the most competition as of the first day of filing for Scott County offices on Tuesday.

Democrats Pamela S. Dirnberger, Delmar "Sonny" Alcorn Jr., James A. Marshall and Glendella May will all face off in the primary for a chance to appear on the November ballot for the public administrator position.

Republican Jesse Bledsoe also filed Tuesday for the position.

The district 1 county commissioner position will also have a race for the Democratic nomination in the August primary with Norman Lambert and Jerry Burge both seeking the seat.

Filed for the district 1 seat on the Republican ticket is Jim Schwaninger.

Only incumbent Jamie Burger, a Democrat, has filed so far for district 2 county commissioner.

Democrat Rick Walter will make a another bid to be Scott County's sheriff, but this time without an incumbent to run against. Also filed as a Democrat for the position is Jerry Bledsoe.

Teresa Houchin, the incumbent assessor, will have to run against Billy Keefer on the Democratic ticket. Filed for the Republic nomination is Anne-Marie "Dee" Cookson.

Incumbent Scott Amick, a Democrat, is the only candidate so far for county coroner.

In Mississippi County, the incumbent sheriff is also electing not to run for re-election. Democrats Don Chance and Keith Moore will face each other in August during the primary for the position. Also filed for a bid on the sheriff's badge is Libertarian A.J. Groves Sr.

There will be a primary election race for the assessor's office as well with Democrats Church Davis and W.R. "Bill" Thompson filed as of closing time Tuesday.

Coroner Terry Parker, who has filled the position after being appointed to an unexpired term of the former coroner, filed as a Democrat for a full term in the office.

Buddy Reeves filed as a Democrat to be the first district's county commissioner. There were no candidates filing for district 2 as of closing time, and incumbents in both county districts had not filed.

Rick Reed filed as a Democrat to fill the position of public administrator.