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Kingfisher County Race Draws 7 Commissioner Election Becomes Family Affair for Cousin Candidates

Ellie Sutter Published: August 16, 1998

KINGFISHER - When Henry Senn, the Kingfisher County District 3 commissioner, decided not to seek re-election, seven other people decided they wanted the job.

Senn, a Kingfisher Republican, served eight years as commissioner and will now have more time to devote to farming, officials said.

The race has four Democrats and three Republicans.

Democratic candidates are: Charles D. Meyer, 49, and Theo E. Eberhardt, 60, both of Loyal; Delbert Maass, 61, Kingfisher; and Joe Wittrock, 45, Okarche. Republican candidates are: David J. Mueggenborg, 48, and Bob Moeller, 60, both of Okarche; and Stanley K. Major, 43, Kingfisher.

Incumbent District No. 1 Commissioner James Mueggenborg is seeking re-election. Mueggenborg, 67, is a Kingfisher Republican.

Two other Kingfisher Republicans, Edward Wilczek, 43, and Fred D. Turner, 62, are also seeking the District 1 post along with Democrat Jack Graham, 46, also of Kingfisher.

There is a possibility that cousins David and James Mueggenborg could be elected to the two posts.

This could cause some confusion as to which Mueggenborg residents should call if they have a problem.

Incumbent Kingfisher County Treasurer Karen Mueggenborg, a Republican, was the only person to file for her post. She is a cousin by marriage to the commissioner candidates. Karen Mueggenborg is 46 and lives in Kingfisher.

Also, Eloise McCully, 50, Kingfisher, the incumbent Kingfisher County assessor, drew no opponents.

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