Boone County Courthouse
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Kendrick to face Leipard in Boone County presiding commissioner race; close judicial race

Boone County Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse

Boone County’s clerk says about 24 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. About 16,000 of them voted in the Democratic primary, while about 14,000 cast Republican ballots.

Quality Drywall Construction owner Connie Leipard has defeated James Pounds to win the GOP nomination for Boone County presiding commissioner. Leipard has campaigned on public safety, ARPA funding and broadband expansion. She says the bedrock of our community is infrastructure and public safety.

Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill, a Democrat, isn’t seeking re-election.

Leipard will face former State Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) in November. Mr. Kendrick served six years in the Missouri House from 2015-2020, and served as the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. Kendrick describes his leadership style as listening, learning and then leading.

Both Kendrick and Leipard have been campaigning across the county at various events.

There was a close race Tuesday on the Democratic side for Boone County associate circuit judge in circuit 13. Kayla Jackson-Williams narrowly beat Angela Peterson by a vote total of 7,367 to 7,174.

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