Three Republican candidates have thrown their hats in the race for Prairie County Sheriff, including incumbent Sheriff Bill Klunder who filed Jan. 29. The other two candidates are Rowdy McMillian and Ryan Ketchum. McMillian filed with the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder’s office on Jan. 14, while Ketchum filed Feb. 18. Ketchum has served as a reserve officer for the Prairie County Sheriff’s office since Nov. 30 of last year.
A primary election, to determine whose name will appear as the Republican candidate on the Nov. 2 general election ballot, will be held June 8 between the three candidates, according to the clerk and recorder’s office.
Only two county incumbents up for election have not yet filed for office. They are Public Administrator Tim Rittal and Prairie County Attorney Rebecca Convery.
Other county seats up for election include: District 2 commissioner, treasurer/superintendent of schools, justice of the peace, coroner and precinct committee persons.
The deadline to file is March 15.
Published Jan. 24, 2010