Public administrator candidates tout experience
Friday, October 19, 2012
Incumbent Democrat Karen Digh Allen and challenging Republican Kitty Zeugin hope to fill one of the lesser-known Callaway County positions that will appear on the ballot Nov. 6.
The county’s public administrator, an office that serves as guardian to a disabled or incapacitated people, well-being, conservator of their assets or both, is an elected official who looks after aspects of the lives of those deemed mentally or physically incapable of making decisions or caring for themselves.
Both women tout their experience for the job.
A licensed attorney with nine years of experience in Jefferson City in various state legal departments, Digh Allen began her run as Callaway’s public administrator in 1997. She and her deputy are two of 13 nationally certified guardians in Missouri.