Field set for Aug. 7 general election


HUNTSVILLE — Five candidates will seek the office of county mayor in the Aug. 7 Scott County general election, two will vie for the sheriff’s office, and most county-wide office-holders will run unopposed, according to a final submission list released by administrator of elections Gabe Krahn after Thursday’s noon qualifying deadline.

In the county mayor’s race, incumbent Jeff Tibbals will be opposed by current 5th District county commissioner Paul Strunk, Oneida businessmen Harold Brooks and Dale Perdue, and church pastor Wayne King.

Strunk is a two-term commissioner who currently serves as the commission’s chairman pro tem. Brooks was a candidate for mayor in both 2006 and 2010. Until recently, Perdue owned Perdue’s Shell in Huntsville, and formerly owned Helenwood Foods. King is a long-time hospital employee and most recent past president of the Scott County Chamber of Commerce.

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