Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gov. Nixon appoints former Missouri State Congressman Luke Scavuzzo as new First District Associate Commissioner for Cass County

Governor Jay Nixon's Office (Press Release)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Luke A. Scavuzzo, of Harrisonville, as the new First District Associate Commissioner for Cass County. The Associate Commissioner position became vacant with the resignation of Commissioner W.J. "Bill" Cook, which took effect today.

Scavuzzo, a Democrat, served two terms representing District 124 in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2007 to 2010, and for several years, was the owner and operator of Scavuzzo's Price Chopper grocery store in Harrisonville. He is a long-time resident of the community, graduating from Harrisonville High School before attending Benedictine College.

"Cass County has been one of Missouri's fastest growing counties over the past decade, growing by more than 20 percent," Gov. Nixon said. "It's important to have someone experienced in government and small business in the leadership position of commissioner, and Luke Scavuzzo fits that description. I am confident he will ably serve the people of Cass County on the County Commission."

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