Twenty candidates for public office gave remarks on Monday night at a forum sponsored by the Grundy County Farm Bureau. An estimated 100 people gathered at Lakeview Restaurant in Trenton for the one hour, meet the candidate event.
Max Oyler, the legislative chairman for Grundy county Farm Bureau, was the emcee. The primary election is August 7th.
Most of the local candidates talked about themselves and explained reasons why they are seeking a particular office. The list includes sheriff, collector-treasurer, assessor, public administrator, coroner, first and second district county commissioner.
Also speaking were each of the FOUR candidates for 7th district state representative serving Grundy, Livingston, and much of Linn County. Each person responded to a question on how they can make a difference among the 163 members in the Missouri House.
First to speak was Democrat Harry Wyse of Chillicothe:
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Republican Mike Lair of Chillicothe is the current State Representative and served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Education:
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Travis Gonzales of Trenton is a Democratic candidate:
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John Myers of Trenton is a Republican candidate for State Representative:
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Those are comments from John Myers, Travis Gonzales, Mike Lair, and Harry Wyse.