Eiler wins sheriff primary

Eiler wins sheriff primary

Ray Scherer

Scott Eiler is the presumptive new sheriff of Gasconade County, based on unofficial results from Tuesday's Republican Party primary election.

Eiler, who currently serves with the Hermann Police Department, defeated Shawn Mayberry by a tally of 2,456 to 1,326. He will become the county's next sheriff, following what will be a formality based on his name appearing on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. There will be no Democratic candidate for sheriff.

In Montgomery County, Craig Allison -- who is currently second in command of the department -- won the Republican primary by defeating Tom Mayes, a corporal for the agency, by a count of 1,876 to 868.

The Gasconade County Public Administrator's race featured Republicans Kathy Meyer and Kelly Thomas. Thomas won the primary by a count of 1,860 to 1,700 votes for Meyer.

Gasconade County Clerk Lesa Lietzow told the Advertiser-Courier there was a 41 percent voter turnout for the primary, with 146 people voting absentee. Turnout for Montgomery County was just over 35 percent, according to County Clerk Kathy Hancock