Beverly Dillon announced her intentions to run for Pettis County Auditor on Friday at the Courthouse in her first bid for political office.
She is seeking the vote from Pettis Countians in the August 6 election.
Dillon previously served for nearly 20 years on the Pettis County Soil & Water District (payroll, accounts) as well as on the Green Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Green Ridge R-8 School Board.
“I have successfully performed numerous roles in the accounting industry such as payroll processing, managed accounts payables as well as receivables, managed fleets of rental equipment and the districts equipment sales. I have also organized and prepared monthly and quarterly reports for board meetings including the Soil and Water Department and for the Department of Natural Resources,” she said during her speech.
“I’m interested in the community and I enjoy working with the people,” she said, adding that she pondered her decision for a year before making her announcement in front of family and supporters.
“I’ve been approached before and the last five or six months, and I’m ready for a change in my life. I want to be with the people of the county of Pettis and I hope they give me the opportunity to show them that I can do it,” said the Pettis County native.
A fund-raiser is in the works for the Republican candidate for auditor, as well as lots of door-to-door contact with those people of Pettis.
Dillon admitted she was nervous about her initial splash into the local politics waters, but she said she does have the support of her family. “I think we’ll do well,” said of her campaign.
“I am a very proud parent of my children, Jeremy Cox and Stephanie Elwood, and a grandmother of five lovable kids — Dylan, Evelyn, Madalyn, Landen and Lydia,” she said. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.