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Since January 2011 Cass County has been without a Presiding Commissioner, waiting for the legal process to work its way through the courts.

From Governor Jay Nixon (D):

May 3, 2012

Gov. Nixon appoints former Mayor of Pleasant Hill as new Cass County Presiding Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Terry C. Wilson, of Pleasant Hill, as the Presiding Commissioner for Cass County. Wilson fills a vacancy created by the judicial removal of the previous presiding commissioner from office.

Wilson, a Democrat, served as Mayor of Pleasant Hill for the past 26 years, and previously served on the City Council for four years.  He also has served on the Cass County Board of Services since 2006. Active in his community, Wilson also has served on the boards of the Cass County Fair and the Cass County Corporation for Economic Development, in addition to his involvement with numerous other civic organizations. A leader in the business community, Wilson owns T.C. Wilson Insurance Group and is a cattle farmer.

“Terry Wilson is an active, life-long member of his community,” Gov. Nixon said. “His leadership, experience, and commitment to public service will benefit the people of Cass County as their new presiding commissioner.”


Herschel Young (r) or (D), choose which axe to grind (February 28, 2012)

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) appoints Luke Scavuzzo (D) to the Cass County Commission (January 11, 2012)

“…Respondent is ousted from the office of Presiding Commissioner, Cass County, Missouri.” (February 18, 2011)

This is what happens when voters aren’t paying attention. Or don’t bother showing up.