Friday, September 11, 2009

Missouri Gubernatorial Appointment of Dennis Wood to Presiding Commissioner

Gov. Nixon appoints state Rep. Dennis Wood as Stone County presiding commissioner

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has appointed state Rep. Dennis Wood, of Kimberling City, to serve as presiding commissioner of Stone County. Former Stone County Presiding Commissioner George Cutbirth resigned from that position this summer, leading to the appointment by the Governor. Wood, age 64, has resigned his position as representative for House District 62 in order to serve as the new presiding commissioner.

"Dennis Wood has been a strong representative for his constituents in Stone and Taney counties, and I appreciate how he has reached across the aisle on several issues important to people he represents," Gov. Nixon said. "I know he will bring a similar approach of hard work to his new position of presiding commissioner."

"I thank Gov. Nixon for this appointment, and for the work we have done together across party lines during my time in the House and his time as Governor and as Attorney General," Wood said. "I appreciate the Governor continuing his bipartisanship with this appointment, and I pledge to serve the people of Stone County to the best of my ability as presiding commissioner."

Wood, a realtor, was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2002 and was re-elected three times.

The Governor has called a special election to fill the vacant House seat for Feb. 2, 2010.

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