GOP candidates start to vye for open Knox County Commissioner’s seat

Knox County Republicans will caucus on Monday, September 19th to fill Rowe Sargent’s seat on the County Commissioners.

Sargent died following a lengthy battle with cancer last month.  There are two years remaining on the term.

So far 3 candidates have emerged as possible replacements. They are Kelli Streeter of Freelandville, former Knox County Commissioner Fred Thompson and Bill Resler. Streeter is a member of the Knox County Housing Authority Board and the county’s emergency management agency. Thompson previously served a four-year term on the commissioners as a democrat before switching parties. Republican Party Chairwoman Linda Painter indicated that a couple of other individuals have expressed interest in the job, but have yet to file any official paperwork. Painter says the caucus will convene at 7 pm on the 19th at an undisclosed location.