OFFICE FILING BEGINS
Only Incumbents So Far
By Drew Van Dyke, C-T Writer,
02 28 12
CAPTION: Seven people filed for their names to appear on the
August 7, 2012, Livingston County Primary ballot Tuesday,
February 28 - the start of the candidate filing period. Filing began at 8
a.m. and will continue through Tuesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Individuals may file for county office at the county
clerk's office during open weekday periods, on the second floor of the Livingston
C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
Filing for Livingston County offices began today (Tuesday) morning, on the
second floor of the Livingston County Courthouse. Filing was
held starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, in the office of Livingston County Clerk Sherry
Parks, for those candidates wishing for their names to appear on the Aug. 7 Livingston County primary ballot.
Candidates began their wait for the start of filing at approximately 7:40 a.m.
As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, seven individuals filed for candidacy. They are:
- Ken Lauhoff (Commissioner, East District; First Ward Committeeman)
- Todd Rodenberg (Commissioner, West District; Jackson Township Committeeman)
- Steve Cox (Sheriff)
- Steve Ripley (Assessor)
- Martha Peery (Collector-Treasurer)
- Sherry Parks (Public Administrator)
- J. Scott Lindley (Coroner)
point," said Clerk Parks, "all we've had file are
incumbents." She said that she had not officially heard of anyone else actively seeking
county office who was not already holding such at this present time.
All candidates who filed, apart from Cox, were Democrats. Cox filed as a
Several candidates showed up Monday afternoon at the
clerk's office ensuring their names would appear first on the ballot (as long as they
were present before the 8 a.m. start-of-filing deadline, Clerk Parks
said). Peery came to the clerk's office at 3:52 p.m. on Monday. Ripley came at 3:53 p.m.. Cox came at 3:56 p.m.. Administrator Parks came at 4:15 p.m.. These candidates stayed until 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The filing period for county offices ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.
The clerk's office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. regularly.
According to Missouri Revised Statute, however, the office must be open
until the aforementioned 5 p.m. on the final day of filing. Candidates
may file at any time between the opening and closing of the county
For the Aug. 2012 election, Livingston County candidates may file for the
offices of County Commissioner (East District), County Commissioner (West
District), Sheriff, Assessor, Collector-Treasurer, Public Administrator,
Coroner, and Surveyor. Declarations of candidacy may also be filed for the following political
officers (who are to be elected at the primary election): Township and
Ward Committeeman or woman.
In addition, such offices that become vacant by expiration of term, by
death or resignation of incumbent, or vacated for any cause, should be
filled at the general election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Offices for the east and west district commissioner, as well as the
sheriff, public administrator, coroner, and surveyor, will be held from
Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2016.
Each commissioner's salary is set at
$30,837 per year. The sheriff's annual salary is $50,696. The public
administrator makes $46,183, and the coroner, $14,588. The office of
surveyor holds no salary.
Three File for
March 9, 2012
Three individuals have filed their candidacies for township committee
posts in Livingston County. They are:
- Don O'Dell, a Democrat, for Chillicothe Township;
- Jim Figg, a Democrat, for Grand River Township; and
- Bob Donoho, a Democrat, for Mooresville