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.Archive ID: 732328