The race for Jefferson City prosecutor is now back down to two candidates, with only a few days left to file.
Local attorney Todd Miller withdrew from the city prosecutor race Thursday afternoon, leaving local attorneys Gaylin Carver and Scott Evans in the race. Residents will select a new city prosecutor April 2.
“I’m extremely busy in my private practice, and I’m blessed to have a very busy private practice that doesn’t lend itself to including and adding the prosecutor’s position at this time,” Miller told the News Tribune.
While working at Law Office of Todd Miller, he has represented clients in cases regarding criminal law, municipal law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, personal injury, wills and trusts, and estate planning.
While he withdrew his name for now, Miller said he is “still interested in public service and will seek a position in the future when the time and circumstances allow.”
Current City Prosecutor Brian Stumpe filed for municipal court judge, running against Angela Silvey and Tim Anderson.
The city prosecutor and municipal judge races are the only contested Jefferson City offices as of Thursday afternoon. Mayor Carrie Tergin, Ward 1 Councilman David Kemna, Ward 2 Councilwoman Laura Ward, Ward 3 Councilman Ken Hussey, Ward 4 Councilman Carlos Graham and Ward 5 Councilman Mark Schreiber currently are running uncontested for re-election.
Filing for city offices closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Before a candidate files for a city office, he or she must have three endorsements from residents of the area the candidate wants to represent. He or she also must present a Missouri Department of Revenue Form 5120 to the city. Candidates are required to sign the form before a notary and file it with the DOR.
Candidate endorsement forms, links to DOR Form 5120 and other information can be found at jeffersoncitymo.gov/government/ city_elections.php.