Crawford County News
Democrats outspending Republicans in election
Final financial disclosure reports for candidates for the November 4 General Election were due on Monday to the Crawford County Clerk’s office. The reports show both total receipts and expenditures for this election and revealed that both incumbent Democrats are greatly outspending their Republican challengers.
Numerous felony charges filed recently
The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney also filed felony charges against the following people between October 12 and 19:
Bernstein challenged by Bell for judge’s position
In the race for Crawford County Associate Circuit Court Judge, incumbent Democrat Scott Bernstein is being challenged by Republican Susan Bell in the November 4 election. Each candidate was contacted by Three Rivers Publishing and given an opportunity to share their thoughts on running for judge. Their responses follow.
Seay, Howald running for county prosecutor
In the race for Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney, incumbent Democrat Bill Seay is being challenged by Republican Kent Howald in the November 4 election. Each candidate was contacted by Three Rivers Publishing and given an opportunity to share their thoughts on running for judge. Their responses follow.
County will loan itself money for jail bill
Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds weren’t available to do so. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, a plan was approved to utilize cash from the county’s stabilization fund, the sheriff’s special funds and the prosecuting attorney’s tax collection fund in order to come up with the necessary shortfall of around $170,000 for the $323,676 payment.