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Volm won't seek fourth term as County Clerk/Recorder

4 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Three Republicans have filed to run for the office and Jonathan Schoenekase files to run as a Democrat

Adams County Clerk/Recorder Georgia Volm will not seek at fourth term as County Clerk and Recorder.

Volm, a Democrat, was elected to the job in 2002 when she defeated former Quincy High School Basketball Coach Loren Wallace. She won the open seat after incumbent Democrat George Schrage didn't seek re-election. 

"I just need a little bit more balance in my life," Volm said. "It’s been all consuming for 11 years. I've met a lot of wonderful people, but it's time to find something else.

Volm, 57, said she now has a granddaughter she would like to see more often. 

She said she was proud that she has cut expenses and brought efficiencies to the office.

The filing deadline is today at 5 p.m. A third Republican, Chuck Venvertloh, filed today. 

Two Republicans, Scott Stone and Rebecca Weed, have filed for the position.

A Democrat has also filed. Jonathan Schoenekase filed Monday afternoon. 

Schoenekase made news when the City of Quincy halted his Courtesy Rides operation in 2010 when he failed to obtain a taxi license from the City. He attempted to run for City Council earlier this year, but was removed from the ballot because he is a convicted felon.

Volm says his petitions, and all others, will be verified. Volm said she believed the felony conviction that removed Schoenekase from the City ballot, doesn't preclude him from running for a county or state office. 

Republican Terry Asher filed for Treasurer. He is running for his second term. No Democrat filed.

Democrat Brent Fischer filed for Sheriff. He was first elected in 1998. No Republican filed.

All seven incumbents filed for County Board: Connie Sparks (D-District 1), Ryan Niekamp (R-District 2), Mike McLaughlin (R-District 3), John Heidbreder (R-District 4), Matt Obert (D-District 5), John Brady (R-District 6) and Duane Venvertloh (R-District 7).

Sparks was the only one to receive a challenger. Sam Franklyn filed to run as a Republican in District 2.

The political parties can fill ballot vacancies after the March primary for the November general election.

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