First day of filing for August Primary brings contested race for Circuit Clerk/Recorder’s post

By: 
Dave Marner

On the first day of filing for the August 2018 Primary Election, a contested race for county circuit clerk has developed.

Incumbent Republican Pamela Greunke will be challenged by Joann Dobson, a clerk in the prosecuting attorney’s office. Both women signed up Tuesday on the first day of the filing period which ends Tuesday, March 27.

The circuit clerk’s position also includes the title of ex-officio recorder of deeds.

Since two candidates filed on the opening day of the filing period, the random number drawn by each will be used to determine which one will be listed first on the ballot. Greunke had the No. 2 and Dobson’s number was 44 in the random draw so Greunke will be listed first.

Both women were in attendance Saturday at the Gasconade County Central Committee’s Lincoln Day banquet at St.  James United Church of Christ-Charolotte. Both spoke briefly and announced their intent to run for the position. 

Six other Gasconade County incumbents also filed for re-election. All filed before 9 a.m., according to the county clerek’s staff.

Incumbents filing for the August Primary on Feb. 27 included Associate Circuit Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger, Prosecuting Attorney Mary E. Weston, Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, County Clerk Lesa l;ietzow, Collector of Revenue Shawn Schlottach, and Treasurer Michael Feagan.

All six are Republicans. All six also appeared at the Lincoln Day event and spoke about their intent to seek another term.