name also off ballot,
least for now
A second candidate for Platte County office has been
removed from the August primary election ballot.
Shortly after it was reported in The Landmark that
Donn Swaggerty's name had been taken off the GOP ballot
for presiding commissioner, the Platte County Board of
Elections announced that the name of Linda S. Darby, candidate
for circuit court clerk, has been removed.
Both Swaggerty and Darby failed to file a personal financial
disclosure report with the office of Platte County Clerk
Sandra Krohne. Such disclosure report is required by Platte
County Commission Order No. 43-01.
Darby was the only Republican candidate for the office
of circuit court clerk. Missouri law states that if there
are no candidate for nomination as the party candidate
due to disqualification of all party candidates after
5 p.m. on the last day on which a person may file as a
candidate for nomination, and at or before 5 p.m on the
sixth Tuesday prior to the primary election, the Plate
County Republican Central Committee will have the right
to meet and nominate a candidate for placement on the
Aug. 6 primary ballot. They have 28 days in which to do
Wendy Flanigan, a director with the board of elections,
reports that the chairman of the Republican Central Committee
has been notified and will be convening the committee
to nominate a candidate for clerk of the circuit court.
Flanigan said it is legally permissible for the committee
to again nominate Darby as its candidate.
Swaggerty was not the only Republican candidate for presiding
commissioner, and Missouri election law does not allow
for a replacement nomination in that case. Incumbent Presiding
Commissioner Betty Knight's name will be the only one
from her party on the primary ballot for that position.