From Jan Short
Let me preface this letter by saying that I have been a registered Republican for more than 50 years, but there are times when my heart and my good sense lead me to vote for an opposing party candidate, such as is in the race for the county attorney.
Why would I not vote for Michelle Murphy Rivera, a lady I have known her entire life? Micki grew up in Osceola and was active in Clarke Community High School, graduating as salutatorian of her class.
She graduated summa cum laude from Simpson College in Indianola, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the top 20 law schools in the country.
She served as appellate public defender for the eastern third of Missouri for five years before returning to Osceola to practice law. She has served as our county attorney the last seven years and is seeking the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Clarke County.
I know Micki to be honest, caring, compassionate and works tirelessly to bring all her good qualities to the office of county attorney. I urge you to look at her qualifications and her experience before you cast your vote.