Love Elected County Treasurer

Photo submitted by Deb Martin. Monday evening Patricia Love was elected by the Bourbon County Republican Party to replace outgoing county treasurer, Rhonda Dunn.

Patricia Love, who has been Deputy Bourbon County Treasurer for five years was elected to replace outgoing treasurer, Rhonda Dunn, Oct. 30.

“Rhonda made such positive changes, I want to keep it going in that direction,” Love told FortScott.Biz. “If there are any questions, people can call me anytime at 223-3800, ext. 135.”

“I think this is the easiest transition for the office,”  Dunn said. “I’ve worked beside her for five years and she will do well.”

Next in the process, is for Love to be appointed by the governor.

The Bourbon County Republican Central Committee met at Fort Scott Livestock Market to discuss interested candidates and vote on Dunn’s replacement.

Thirty-three delegates from Bourbon County townships and Fort Scott wards, voted by secret ballot with Love declared the winner.

Two others, Mike Mason of Uniontown, and Ann Clarkson of Fort Scott submitted their names in to be considered for the position, Randall Readinger, chairman of the central committee said.

Love will fill out the remainder of Dunn’s term and then run for re-election in 2018 if she desires.

“Rhonda has done a fine job of training her office staff and Patty, as her deputy, has been involved in all that,” Readinger said.

Currently, there are six employees in the treasurer’s office.

Love said she will promote Sandy Tirri to deputy treasurer then hire a clerk to cross-train in both the treasurer’s office and motor vehicle department.

The annual pay of the treasurer position is $47,000, $10,000 of which comes from fees from the motor vehicle department, Dunn said.

Rhonda Dunn resigned as Bourbon County Treasurer Oct. 10, her last day is Nov. 3.

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