The 2016 Newton County Republican Candidate Fair, hosted by the Newton County Republican Central Committee, will be held Thursday, May 26th at the Wright Conference Room in the Farber Building of Crowder College, 601 Laclede Blvd, Neosho, MO 64850. Doors will open at 6:30PM. The program begins at 7PM.
Candidates for the contested county offices in the August 2, 2016 Republican primary election are the Newton County Commissioner District 1 (Alan Cook and Kevin Pruitt), Newton County Commissioner District 2 (Jim Jackson and Lucas Thogmartin), Sheriff (Richard Leavens, Chris Jennings, Craig Davis, and Mike Langland) Assessor (Cheryle Perkins and Tami Owens), Coroner (to be determined), and Surveyor (Jerry D. Wood and James Loncarich). Senator Ron Richard will also give an end of session report on the General Assembly.
Each contested candidate will have their own table for campaign materials and meeting voters. During the program, candidates will address the attendees for 3 minutes each; subject to timekeeper. Candidates will speak in the order they appear on the ballot (incumbents will have the option to speak last).
Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges withdrew as a candidate for reelection late Wednesday afternoon May 11th. Newton County residents, who meet the qualifications below, may file to be a candidate for coroner with the Newton County Clerk through the close of business on Wednesday May 18th. MO Revised Statutes 58.030. No person shall be elected or appointed to the office of coroner unless he be a citizen of the United States, over the age of twenty-one years, and shall have resided within the state one whole year, and within the county for which he is elected, six months next preceding the election. Once filing closes, Republican candidates for coroner will be invited to participate in the candidate fair.
All interested Republicans from Newton County are invited to attend the Newton County Republican Candidate Fair. Please invite your friends and neighbors to attend.
Nick Myers, Chairman,
Newton County Republican Central Committee