advertisement

Missouri lawmaker to resign and take county office

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 3:41 p.m. CDT; updated 5:01 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 9, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — A state House member from southwest Missouri said he'll resign to become presiding commissioner in Stone County.

Republican Dennis Wood, of Kimberling City, announced Wednesday he will accept appointment by the governor to fill the vacant county post. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's office had not announced an appointment as of Wednesday afternoon.

Wood said he'll resign the House seat and be sworn in as presiding commissioner on Thursday.

He was first elected to the House in 2002 and would have been barred from seeking re-election in 2010 because of term limits.

Wood said it was a difficult decision to give up his last year in the legislature, but he wants to continue serving Stone County residents.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements