Greene County’s longest serving clerk says he will not seek another term in 2014, noting this has been the plan the last couple of years.
Richard Struckhoff was appointed by then-Governor John Ashcroft in December of 1987 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of his predecessor, the Honorable Dennis Hobbs. He’ll have served the post for 27 years by the end of next year.
“That’s not a record I was intentionally trying to break,” Struckhoff said in a statement.
Prior to becoming county clerk, Struckhoff served on the staff of U. S. Senator Jack Danforth and was news director and anchor at KWTO radio in Springfield. He was unsuccessful in his bid for Missouri Secretary of State in 1992.
Filing begins on February 25 for those hoping to succeed Struckhoff as Greene County Clerk.