Three vie for Boone County public administrator

Thursday, July 31, 2008 | 5:09 p.m. CDT; updated 12:33 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 1, 2008

After serving nearly 16 years as Boone County's public administrator, Connie Bell Hendren decided not to seek re-election. Three people have stepped up to compete for the post, including Democrats Cathy Richards and Dan Dunham and Republican John D. Sullivan. Democrats will choose between Richards and Dunham on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, while Sullivan is assured his party's nod and a spot on the November general election ballot. The winner of the November vote will take office Jan. 1.