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From the office of Governor Jay Nixon (D):

January 6, 2012

Gov. Nixon appoints Scavuzzo as new First District Associate Commissioner for Cass County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Luke A. Scavuzzo, of Harrisonville, as the new First District Associate Commissioner for Cass County. The Associate Commissioner position became vacant with the resignation of Commissioner W.J. “Bill” Cook, which took effect today.  

Scavuzzo, a Democrat, served two terms representing District 124 in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2007 to 2010, and for several years, was the owner and operator of Scavuzzo’s Price Chopper grocery store in Harrisonville. He is a long-time resident of the community, graduating from Harrisonville High School before attending Benedictine College.

“Cass County has been one of Missouri’s fastest growing counties over the past decade, growing by more than 20 percent,” Gov. Nixon said. “It’s important to have someone experienced in government and small business in the leadership position of commissioner, and Luke Scavuzzo fits that description. I am confident he will ably serve the people of Cass County on the County Commission.”

Luke Scavuzzo is one of the genuinely nice and thoughtful people in Missouri politics.

Cass County desperately needs someone with his skills and perspective, given the state of the Cass County Commission. The Herschel Young case is still with the Missouri Supreme Court.