The Democratic Central Committee of Saline County met in Marshall on Wednesday evening to discuss the upcoming elections.  Chairman Ron Monnig (Mon-ig) was pleased with the turn-out.


According to Monnig, a few familiar names have officially tossed their hat in the ring… 


Also considering a run for the Saline County Commission are Pat Peterson for the northern district and Dee Friel for the southern district.  Monnig says a couple people are considering a run to represent the 51st District in Jefferson City.


Gary Grigsby says the redistricting situation has potential candidates like himself sitting in limbo, that’s because the time to file for office begins February 28th..


In January a Supreme Court judge ordered further review of the new congressional map.  Two lawsuits on the issue are being presented in a Cole County courtroom.  The high court set Friday, Feb. 3rd, as a deadline for the final decision.