Missouri county still lacks prosecutor after election

LANCASTER, Mo. (AP) — A northeast Missouri county remains without a prosecutor after the write-in winner of this week’s election said no thanks to the job.

Schuyler (SKEYE’-luhr) County’s incumbent prosecutor, Brenda Swedberg-Bruner, ran instead for judge this year — and no one ran to replace her in the prosecutor’s job.

KTVO-TV reports that voters faced a blank line on Tuesday’s ballot and had to write in their choice candidate. Attorney Ben Gray, of Kirksville in neighboring Adair County, got the most votes but didn’t want the job.

Schuyler County Clerk Bree Shaw says the governor’s office will now take over and appoint a prosecutor, but not until January. Shaw says this is the first time something like this has happened while she’s been in office.

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Information from: KTVO-TV, http://www.ktvotv3.com

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