County clerk turnover on the rise in Kansas and U.S.


Osage County may best illustrate what's happening to county clerks in Kansas.

The county is now on its third clerk since February.

In February, Rhonda Beets, the county clerk for 22 years, retired after an election season in which she was criticized for errors during the August 2022 primary.

She was replaced by Julie McWilliams, who decided to leave before Memorial Day.

And Republican precinct leaders recently named Michelle Morris as the county's third clerk this year.

It's the kind of turnover that is becoming more prevalent in . . .


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