Schieber likely to preside

Winner of Republican primary goes to November election unopposed

Missouri State Rep. Ron Schieber came out on top in the race between three candidates for Platte County Presiding Commissioner. In Tuesday’s Republican primary, Schieber took 49 percent of the votes (4,212) to Jim Plunkett’s 38 percent (3,285) and Russ “Wojo” Wojtkiewicz’s 12 percent (1,054). Schieber will go to the November election uncontested by a Democrat, now the likely successor to Jason, who did not seek re-election. Schieber won out over Plunkett, a former second district commissioner who served two terms in that seat, and political newcomer Wojtkiewicz, who ran a grassroots campaign with no previous political experience. Schieber did not return phone messages The Citizen left for him Tuesday night. Schieber, 54, is originally from Maryville, Mo. and moved to Platte County in 1993. Married to Stephanie, his children are Rachel, 27, Kelsey, 25, Heather, 22, Madisen, 7, and Alysa, 6. He has worked in the banking and finance industry since 1987 and formerly served as the president of Community Bank in Chillicothe, Mo. and in positions with Bank Midwest and Wells Fargo Bank. He currently works for Cornerstone Mortgage. During the campaign, Schieber said his business experience would a valuable asset in the budgeting and administration role of presiding commissioner. He was elected the District 14 State Representative in 2010 after a stint of service on the Park Hill Board of Education.

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