Governor Parson Fills Four County Office Vacancies

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced four county office appointments.

Amanda Kuehn, of Ste. Genevieve, was appointed as the Ste. Genevieve County Public Administrator.

Ms. Kuehn previously served as the Deputy County Clerk for Ste. Genevieve County since 2020. Prior to working for the County Clerk’s Office, she served as the Deputy Public Administrator for Ste. Genevieve County for 8 years. Ms. Kuehn has also been a social worker for Cape Girardeau, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, and Perry County. She earned a Bachelor of Science in child development from Southeast Missouri State University.

Dustin Stanton, of Centralia, was appointed as the Boone County Treasurer. 

Mr. Stanton has co-owned and operated Stanton Brother's Eggs since 1999. Mr. Stanton has served as the President of the Columbia Farmers Market, Co-Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness & Bioscience Committee, President of the Boone County Farm Bureau, and Liaison for the Boone County Extension Council Liaison. He was named the United States Department of Agriculture's National Risk Management Award Winner in 2010, earned the National FFA American Star in Agribusiness in 2014, and was recognized as the University of Missouri President's Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. Mr. Stanton graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture business management.

Gretta Tripp, of Eagle Rock, was appointed as the Barry County Treasurer.

Ms. Tripp has been the owner of Mz Trippo’s Cleaning since 2002. For a period of time, while owning her business, she worked at Mercy Medical Clinic as a Certified Medical Assistant. Ms. Tripp earned an Associates of Arts in general studies from Crowder College.

Sarah Turner, of Stockton, was appointed as the Cedar County Circuit Clerk.

Ms. Turner has served as the Deputy Clerk for Cedar County since 2008 and has 14 years of training and service experience. She has also volunteered her time to several local organizations, including the Farm Bureau Board, W.I.N.G.S. Refuge, Cedar County Elections, and various cleanup projects throughout Cedar County.