County and state GOP candidates assemble for Lincoln Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Republican candidates for Saline County offices were among those present at the Saline County Republican Committee's Lincoln Day dinner Tuesday, Feb. 9. Those pictured include (left to right) candidates for Sheriff Leo Grothaus, Mike Thomas and Shane Gooden, SCRC Chairman Richard Clemens, candidate for County Assessor Jessica Goodman and incumbent County Treasurer Marty Smith. (Arron Hustead/Democrat-News)

Members of the GOP in Saline County had the opportunity to meet their candidates for office, on both the county and state levels Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Those present were able to meet with some of the candidates before receiving dinner and participating in a silent auction. Multiple candidates for state offices such as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General made their way to the podium where they discussed their qualifications, their families, their goals, and their platforms.

Topics the candidates or their representatives discussed included the nuclear agreement with Iran, the handling of riots in Ferguson in 2014, protests at the University of Missouri, making it easier for soldiers abroad to receive and cast election ballots, and more.

Contact Arron Hustead at ahustead@marshallnews.com

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  • I thought you had to be POST certified to run for Sheriff (cough) Mike Thomas (cough).

    -- Posted by OMG! on Wed, Feb 10, 2016, at 1:17 PM
  • You do not have to be POST certified to run for sheriff. POST must be obtained within a certain time frame after being elected, though. With that said, I can't think of anyone without POST who has been elected as most candidates have active, recent and relevant law enforcement administration experience.

    -- Posted by birddog454 on Fri, Feb 12, 2016, at 7:08 PM
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