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Political races develop

Thursday, April 6, 2006

OREGON COUNTY -- The filing deadline for county and state offices have ended.

Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said all the incumbents eligible for re-election filed. Three first time office seekers have also filed for county positions.

Dan Fraley of Alton has filed as a Republican for the position of Oregon County presiding commissioner. He will face incumbent Democrat Leo Warren of Thayer.

Marvin Simpson of Alton filed as a Republican for Oregon County collector. He will run against Democratic incumbent Jerry Richardson of Alton.

Kim S. Hollis of Thayer has filed as a Democrat for Oregon County treasurer. Incumbent Laurel Johnson of Alton has filed for the position, also as a Democrat.

Hollis and Johnson will face each other in the Aug. 8 Primary. Because no Republican filed for the position the primary election will determine the winner of the treasurer's seat.

Other incumbents who have filed for re-election are Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt; Oregon County Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton; Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley; and Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill. All the incumbents filed as Democrats.

District 153 state Rep. Mike Dethrow has filed for re-election as a Republican.

He will face challenger Kenny Burke, 44, a Democrat from Van Buren in Carter County.

Dethrow, 53, is from Alton and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and then again in 2004.

The 153rd District is comprised of all of Oregon, Carter and Ripley counties and part of Wayne and Butler counties.

The November General Election will be Nov. 7.

See next week's issue for the results of the April 4 municipal elections.

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