Republicans Meet: New County Attorney Selected Next Week

Chairman Mark McCoy speaks to the Bourbon County Republicans on June 24, at the Empress Event Center.

The Bourbon County Republicans met June 24 for their regularly scheduled meeting, but a meeting to select the new county attorney, was set up for next week.

Jacquie Spradling, who resigned recently as the county attorney, will be replaced on July 1, said Chairman Mark McCoy.

“We will be selecting a new county attorney on July 1 at 6 p.m. at the Empress (Event Center, 7 N. Main),” McCoy said. “We went over the rules for the upcoming meeting. There were a number of questions asked. I explained how we would operate.”

At the next meeting, there will be a time of public comment, he said. “Each person can have up to three minutes to speak for or against one of the candidates.”

After the public has an opportunity to speak, then the meeting will be a closed meeting for the party executive board and the committee people.

The candidates will have ten minutes to speak and the Bourbon County elected officials will also have time to speak for or against a candidate.

The only people involved in the decision of picking the candidate will be committeemen and women and party chairs, McCoy said.

Three candidates have applied so far, he said.

Jeffrey Williams, Baxter Springs; Steven Ellis, Spring Hill; and Tiana McElroy, Coffeyville are the three so far, with applications still being accepted until June 28, McCoy said.

Richard Hilderbrand, Kansas State Senator for the 13th District, gives a legislative update to the Bourbon County Republicans on June 24. Submitted photo by Vickie Shead.

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