Pettis County Coroner’s race now contested

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

There is now a contested race for Pettis County Coroner after a second candidate filed Tuesday morning.

According to information provided by the Pettis County Clerk’s office, Dan Hankins, of Sedalia, filed for the seat Tuesday morning. He is challenging incumbent Robert “Skip” Smith, of Sedalia, who filed on the first day of candidate filing last week.

Both candidates are Republican.

This makes for four contested races so far for county offices this fall. Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy, of Smithton, has been challenged by Darrell Slaughter, of Marshall. Western Commissioner Jim Marcum, of Sedalia, has been challenged by Jack D. Robinson, of Sedalia.

Deputy Assessor Christopher C. Woolery, of Sedalia, Karen Hill, of Smithton, and Mark A. Thomas, of Sedalia, have all filed for the position of Pettis County Assessor.

So far only incumbents have filed for the remaining offices: Treasurer Kim Lyne, Sheriff Kevin C. Bond and Public Administrator Charli Ackerman.

No one has filed for the position of surveyor.

All filed candidates are Republican, except for Ackerman, who is a Democrat.

Filing for the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general elections in Pettis County closes at 5 p.m. March 29.

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