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.

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

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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.

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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..

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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.