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March 4, 2010

Kathy Campbell Appointed Interim County Treasurer

Kathy Campbell was sworn in as interim Scotland County Treasurer on March 1st by Judge Karl Demarce.

Less than a week after the death of one of its own, the Scotland County Courthouse looked within to fill the a vacancy at the county treasurer office.

Long-time Scotland County Treasurer LaMayra Brown passed away last week, forcing the county commission to appoint an interim treasurer until which time a replacement can be appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

On Monday, March 1st, the commission announced it had appointed Kathy A. Campbell to fill the position. Campbell, the sister-in-law of LaMayra Brown, currently was serving as deputy county collector.

At the urging of family members, she filed for the office of county treasurer, to be elected in the November general election, when Brown’s term would have expired.

Presiding Commissioner Chipper Harris, indicated the appointment of the interim treasurer was done by a unanimous vote of the commission.

Campbell will serve until the governor makes an official appointment. She was sworn in on Monday by Associate Circuit Judge Karl DeMarce and immediately went to work.

Harris noted the support for the office has been overwhelming, with numerous county treasurers from across the state offering to aid Campbell with the speedy transition.

Governor Jay Nixon will consider candidates for the position who complete and submit an application for gubernatorial appointment. Those forms may be picked up at the county clerk’s office. The Scotland County Democratic and Republican committees likely will meet in the near future to canvas for an official party nominee for the appointment to be submitted to the governor’s office by March 15th.

The governor’s appointment will complete the remainder of the current term that expires at the end of the year.

In addition to Campbell’s filing, Kathy Kiddoo has officially filed for the position on the Republican ticket, subject to the August primary election and the November general election.

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