Allbaugh will not take county commission seat in January

November 29, 2022 | Headlines

NEWKIRK — Joe Allbaugh will not be taking office as county commissioner in January.

Joe Allbaugh

It was announced at Monday’s Kay County Commissioner meeting that Allbaugh will not take office because of health issues.

Election Board Secretary Carol Leaming said that Dec. 15 is the deadline for a resolution for a special election to be held on Feb. 14.

Allbaugh defeated John Wilson for the District No. 3 seat held by John Wilson.

After the first of the year Kay County will operate with two commissioners, Jason Shanks and Shane Jones, until a special election is held.