Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Former Joplin Police Chief arrives to file for R-8 Board
As noted earlier in the Turner Report, Jeff Koch, who finished fourth in the April 2014 election, arrived around 10 p.m. Monday evening and camped outside the Administration Building in a 2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Champion chair.
Around 40 minutes ago or so, former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts arrived. Roberts, along with Koch, Jennifer Martucci, and Shawn McGrew, submitted their names as candidates when board member Dawn Sticklen resigned after enrolling her daughter at Webb City High School.
The board selected McGrew, who finished sixth in the April 2014 election, to take Sticklen's place.
Martucci is expected to file, as is McGrew and current Board President Annie Sharp. The other incumbent, Jim Kimbrough, has indicated he will not seek re-election.