Armstrong easy choice for clerk

Nancy Armstrong has two causes for celebration this week. The longtime Platte City resident won Tuesday’s Republican primary for the Platte County clerk’s seat by a comfortable margin with 64 percent of the vote in the unofficial results to Robert Boyer’s 35 percent — 5,289 votes to 2,930. With no democrats registered for the November general election, Armstrong is a virtual shoe-in to the seat and would take office at the end of the year. “Thank you to the voters for your trust and support,” Armstrong said. “I’m ready to get in there and do the best job I can for the county.” Along with her win on Aug. 5, Armstrong celebrated her wedding anniversary to her husband of 36 years on Aug. 4. Armstong, 57, has two grown sons and served as the chief financial officer for Platte Woods Animal Hospital for 20 years. She has worked as a corporate vice president in the banking industry and serves on the board of directors for the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce and as treasurer for the Platte County Senior Fund. It was this history of service that prompted her to run, and she said it will continue to be a driving force. “I hope to get in there and learn as much as I can about the operations of the office so I can hit the ground running when I’m sworn in,” she said.

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