Three county officials will retire



Three long-time county officeholders have decided to take a step away from local politics.
Laclede County Presiding Commissioner Danny Rhoades, County Recorder Lynn Stowe and Circuit Clerk Wanda Tyre have all announced that they will not be seeking re-election this year.
“I made my mind up that I didn’t want to go past three terms,” Rhoades said Tuesday morning.
At the end of his term, Rhoades plans to spend more time with his wife and focus on more fun things like trout fishing.
“It’s going to be hard to do, but I think it’s time to retire. I think it’s time to get some new blood in here,” he said. “I’ve loved this job. It’s been challenging, and I’ve loved working for the community.”
At the Laclede County Republican’s dinner Monday night, former Presiding Commissioner Don Myers and former state representative and local businessman Randy Angst both announced that they would be vying for the Republican nomination for the office. Rhoades says that list could grow, as several people have approached him, saying they were interested in running for presiding commissioner.


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