Bates County Republicans Meet to Discuss Upcoming Election and Candidates

The Bates County Republicans met January 29, 2020 at the Butler Country Club. Chairman Mark Goebel called the meeting to order at 6PM with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Prayer by Greg Mullinax.

First to speak was Mr. Carl Bettels, who has announced his campaign for Bates County Assessor. Carl seeks our support in his campaign and welcomes any questions.

Mr. Kenny Mooney spoke next, he will be running for Northern Commissioner. Kenny spoke about his background and experience in Bates County.

Next to speak was Mr. Trent Nelson of Rich Hill, who will be running for Southern Commissioner. Kenny has been self-employed here in Bates County for 30 years and is well-known in the Southern portion of our county.  

Chairman Goebel then addressed those present and welcomed Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson and his son, Chase Anderson. Sheriff Anderson then spoke on his personal beliefs and political reflections. With encouragement from his family and after much prayer, he sought to join the Republican Party and Bates County Republicans. It was then voted to accept Sheriff Anderson and Chase into membership.

Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax spoke to the group and intends to file for re-election. He spoke on the changes and challenges he has faced in the last three years, and hopes to use all the education he has gained to continue to serve Bates County.

Treasurer Gayle Alexander spoke to the group and gave the Treasurer’s report.

Chairman Goebel spoke about Lincoln Days. Bates County Republicans will soon announce our plans for Lincoln Days.

Chairman Goebel spoke about the Republican platform received from Missouri GOP. Reading through our platform touches on Law Enforcement, Job Creation, Education,  etc. All members should read through the platform.

The group enthusiastically discussed Trump flags, which will be ordered and be available at the next meeting hopefully.  

Mr. Rick Brattin also spoke to the group about his Senate campaign.

Mr. Gary Anderson spoke next as he is running for the School Board. He spoke about a non-partisan stance but also his concern for the direction of our country. He has served as a substitute teacher in several school districts and he is very concerned for the young people.

Plans for the next meeting were announced, and the meeting was adjourned for fellowship and discussion.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM.