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BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors will need to appoint a new election commissioner for District 5 after the commissioner from the district moved to another district.
Now former District 5 Commissioner Maxine Brooks previously lived on Redwine Circle, but recently moved to Snyder Street, which is in District 2. At Thursdayâ€™s board meeting, board attorney Bob Marshall said that for any county office, if the person is elected for a specific district, they have to live in that district. If they move they must vacate the office.
Brooks said she was unaware that her new residence wasnâ€™t in District 5, and said she would look for another place to live that is in District 5.
â€śIf you find a place in District 5 in the future, then you can certainly run for the office again,â€ť District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said. â€śAs an election commissioner, you should have known where your district boundaries were located.â€ť
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