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Republicans to gather to choose nominee for county clerk

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bourbon County Republican Central Committee members will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 to receive nominations for the county clerk position being vacated by Joanne Long, who will be working for Computer Information Concepts.

The group will gather in the Heritage Room of the administration building at Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

Long, who has served in the job for 20 years, was defeated by fellow Republican Kendall Dawn Mason in the Aug. 7 primary -- 1,186 votes to 846. Mason will face Democrat Evelyn Taylor in the Nov. 6 general election.

The committee has 21 days from the day of Long's resignation -- Sept. 25 -- to submit a nominee to Gov. Sam Brownback for the post. "If anyone is interested in submitting a nomination, they can contact a committeeperson," Vice Chairman Gayle Sackett said.

A list of committeepersons can be found on the Bourbon County website at http://www.bourboncountyks.org/elected_o...

The meeting is open to the public, except during voting, Sackett said. But if any of the nominees wish to speak to the committee, they may do so.

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