Filings in Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry and Bollinger counties

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Following is a list of those who have filed for election in Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry and Bollinger counties in Missouri and Alexander County in Illinois.

The Missouri primary election will be held Aug. 3. The Illinois primary has already been held.

The general election is Nov. 2.

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY

Position: First District Associate Commissioner

Description: Represents the county outside the city of Cape Girardeau and oversees roads and bridges throughout the entire county. One of three commissioners who have final say on county business, including county budget and purchases of all county departments.

Salary: $54,968

Incumbent: Larry Bock

Democrats filed: Fred Wilkinson

Republicans filed: Bock, Charles Roberts, Robert Cox Jr., David Hahn, David Blumenberg, Doug Flannery, Don "Captain" Crowder, J.W. Strack, Richard Rushin

Position: Second District Associate Commissioner

Description: Represents region of the county that includes the city of Cape Girardeau and oversees buildings and grounds owned by the county. One of three commissioners who have final say on county business, including county budget and purchases of all county departments.

Salary: $54,968

Incumbent: Joe Gambill

Democrats filed: James L. Bowers

Republicans filed: James "Clay" Waller, Dan Niswonger, Walter White, Bill Reynolds, Bill Stanfield, Jay Purcell, Dennis "Doc" Cain, Kathy Swan, Barry Hovis.

Position: Treasurer

Description: Responsible for receipts and deposits of 45 bookkeeping accounts, and depositing and investing money.

Salary: $47,074

Incumbent: Bill Reynolds

Democrats filed: Len Barreca

Republicans filed: Dean Sawyer, Roger Hudson

Position: Sheriff

Description: Oversees law enforcement in the county, including the county jail, which houses local and federal inmates.

Salary: $65,890

Incumbent: John Jordan

Democrats filed: none

Republicans filed: Jordan, Alan Foust

Position: Assessor

Description: Assesses property value for county tax purposes.

Salary: $56,968

Incumbent: Jerry Reynolds

Democrats filed: Reynolds

Republicans filed: None

Position: Public Administrator

Description: Manages affairs of residents who have been found to be incapacitated and/or disabled.

Salary: $47,074

Incumbent: Phyllis Schwab

Democrats filed: Deborah McBride, Sharla "Charlie" Harrison

Republicans filed: Schwab

Position: Coroner

Description: Officially declares deaths and signs death certificates; files paperwork for all accidental, nursing home, hospital and child deaths.

Salary: $19,959

Incumbent: Mike Hurst

Democrats filed: Hurst

Republicans filed: John Clifton, Edward Frenzel

SCOTT COUNTY

Position: First District Associate Commissioner

Description: Represents Sikeston and its immediate borders in Scott County. In charge of county budget, roads and bridges, and meets twice a month with the second district commissioner and the presiding commissioner.

Salary: $29,700

Incumbent: Walter Bizzell

Democrats filed: Norman Lambert, Jerry Burge

Republicans filed: Jim Schwaninger, Brad Wilson

Position: Second District Associate Commissioner

Description: Represents the north end of the county. In charge of county budget, roads and bridges and meets twice a month with the first district commissioner and the presiding commissioner.

Salary: $29,700

Incumbent: Jamie Burger

Democrats filed: Burger

Republicans filed: None

Position: Sheriff

Description: Chief law enforcement officer for all of Scott County.

Salary: $50,000

Incumbent: Bill Ferrell

Democrats filed: Rick Walter, Jerry Bledsoe

Republicans filed: Wes Drury

Position: Assessor

Description: In charge of assessing all of the county's real and tangible personal property.

Salary: $45,000

Incumbent: Teresa Houchin

Democrats filed: Houchin, Billy Keefer

Republicans filed: Dee Cookson

Position: Public Administrator

Description: Works for county out of the probate court; takes care of the estates of those with no personal representative, acts as a guardian and/or conservator for those who are incapacitated in some manner.

Salary: $45,000

Incumbent: H.J. Hollyfield

Democrats filed: Pam Dirnberger, Sonny Alcorn, Jim Marshall, Glendella May

Republicans filed: Jay Bledsoe, Aleta "Lee" Trankler

Position: Coroner

Description: Makes inquiries when bodies are discovered in the county or when it is a violent or unresolved death.

Salary: $16,000

Incumbent: Scott Amick

Democrats filed: Amick

Republicans filed: None

PERRY COUNTY

Position: First District Associate Commissioner

Description: Responsible for maintenance of county roads and bridges within the district. Meets in regular session weekly with the presiding commissioner, is responsible for the county budget and represents the county on various boards.

Salary: $29,173

Incumbent: Patrick J. Heaps

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: James C. Thompson, Alan L. Frentzel, Carl R. "Topper" Leuckel Jr., Patrick Naeger

Position: Second District Associate Commissioner

Description: Responsible for maintenance of county roads and bridges within the district. Meets in regular session weekly with the presiding commissioner, is responsible for the county budget and represents the county on various boards.

Salary: $29,173

Incumbent: Dennis E. Lohmann

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: Lohmann, Edwin E. Stueve Jr., Lonnie E. Thompson

Position: Sheriff

Description: Chief law enforcement officer for Perry County.

Salary: $44,312

Incumbent: Gary J. Schaaf

Democrats filed: Joseph McAtee

Republicans filed: Schaaf, Michael C. Miller

Position: Assessor

Description: To assess all of the real and tangible personal property in the county.

Salary: $44,200

Incumbent: Larry W. White

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: White

Position: Public Administrator

Description: To take into his or her charge estates of deceased persons within the county who do not have a personal representative. In addition, to take into his or her charge the estates of disabled or incapacitated persons who have no legal guardian or conservator.

Salary: $15,914

Incumbent: Jim Taylor

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: Stacy Tucker, Diann Mueller, Tammy Tarrillion

Position: Coroner

Description: Conducts inquests of violent and unusual deaths of bodies discovered in the county.

Salary: $13,267

Incumbent: Herbert E. Miller

Democrats filed: Miller

Republicans filed: None

Position: Surveyor

Description: Performs survey work for the county as needed.

Salary: No salary, but is paid per job; typically amounts to less than $4,000 a year.

Incumbent: Tim Baer

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: Baer

BOLLINGER COUNTY

Position: First District Associate Commissioner

Description: Represents southern district of the county. Meets weekly with presiding commissioner and second district commissioner to discuss and act on county business, including roads, budget and purchases of all county departments.

Salary: $19,485

Incumbent: Larry P. Vengennip

Democrats filed: Gary Beal, Wyatt Bollinger

Republicans filed: Vengennip

Position: Second District Associate

Commissioner

Description: Represents northern district of the county. Meets weekly with presiding commissioner and first district commissioner to discuss and act on county business, including roads, budget and purchases of all county departments.

Salary: $19,485

Incumbent: Wayne Whitener

Democrats filed: Ralph Macke

Republicans filed: Whitener, Chuck Stratton

Position: Sheriff

Description: Chief law enforcement officer for Bollinger County.

Salary: $32,820

Incumbent: Terry Wiseman

Democrats filed: Andrew Wiesner, Michael Lee Sims, Mark E. Sitzes

Republicans filed: Wiseman, Scott Shaffer

Position: Assessor

Description: Assesses all real and tangible personal property in the county.

Salary: $29,520

Incumbent: James Bollinger

Democrats filed: None

Republicans filed: Bollinger, Richard Vangennip

Position: Coroner

Description: Takes inquests of violent and unusual deaths where the body is discovered in the county.

Salary: $8,200

Incumbent: Charles Hutchings

Democrats filed: Fred Ritter

Republicans filed: Hutchings

Position: Public Administrator

Description: To take into his or her charge estates of deceased persons within the county who do not have a personal representative. In addition, to take into his or her charge the estates of disabled or incapacitated people who have no legal guardian or conservator.

Salary: $17,000

Incumbent: Winford C. Brown

Democrats filed: Michael Lutes, John E. Slinkard

Republicans filed: Larry Welker, Donna K. Fonda, Robert "Bob" Fulton

ALEXANDER COUNTY, ILL.

Position: County Commissioner

Description: The three-member commission meets twice a month to oversee the county budget and pay bills.

Salary: $8,000 for part-time job.

Incumbent: John A. "Andy" Clarke

Democratic candidate: Clarke

Republican candidate: Angela Greenwell

Position: Circuit Clerk

Description: Administers circuit court records.

Salary: $36,000

Incumbent: Sharon McGinness

Democrats filed: McGinness

Republicans filed: None

Position: State's Attorney

Description: Prosecutes criminal cases in the county.

Salary: $106,000

Incumbent: Jeffery Farris

Democrats filed: Farris

Republicans filed: None

Position: Coroner

Description: Investigates cause of death in homicide cases.

Salary: $12,000

Incumbent: David Barkett

Democrats filed: Barkett

Republicans filed: None

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