Wrigley eyes bid for re-election

Chris Wrigley announced Monday his candidacy for re-election as the Western District commissioner of Cole County.

In announcing his candidacy, Wrigley emphasized the importance of public service in his life and his desire to continue serving the people of Cole County.

“I view my candidacy as an opportunity to continue to serve a community that has given so much to me and my family,” said Wrigley. “I want to continue working for all the people in Cole County to provide them a prosperous and safe place to work, live and raise their families. I’m gratified that over the past eight years our County has been able to maintain a balanced budget, increase public safety with more road deputies, completion of a new county jail that came in under budget, successful

transition to a countywide public ambulance program and that our road program continues to improve the daily lives for our citizens.”

“I know that by working together and keeping government focused on doing the things it should be doing well and preventing it from doing the things it should not be doing, we can provide the kind of service to the people of Cole County that they deserve,” he wrote.

Wrigley also said the county is at a crossroad facing many changes in our communities.

Continued ambulance service to all the communities, development of the Missouri State Penitentiary property and access to that area, planned growth beyond the city limits of Jefferson City, enhanced cooperation between all communities and the county, stormwater run-off control, and long-term planning of county building/zoning needs.

He said these serious issues require experienced, common-sense leadership.

Wrigley serves on the board of Mid Missouri Regional Planning Commission, past board member of the Missouri Association of Counties, member of the Host Lions Club and the Cole County Republican Club.

Wrigley has lived in Cole County for 30 years and has served in a variety of capacities including: councilman for the Jefferson City (1990-95), mayor and board of trustees member for the community of Centertown (1984-89), board of directors member for the Boy Scouts of America-Great Rivers Council and board member for the Jefferson City Area United Way.

Wrigley and his wife, Cindy, attend First United Methodist Church. They have four children: Kim, Chuck, Megan and Alex, and two grandchildren.

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