On Thursday, February 13, Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada made the announcement that he was going to be running for the Pettis County Clerk’s position again, in front of over 100 people on the first floor of the Pettis County Courthouse.
“I am proud to say that I am going to run again for county clerk,” La Strada said before adding, “Moving forward, I want to keep on working hard for the people of Pettis County.”
The Weekly Observer had a chance to sit down and speak with La Strada after the event.
La Strada was asked if he was pleased with the turnout for his announcement.
“It was a really good turnout. We had well over 100 people. It was good to see the support out there,” La Strada said.
La Strada is nearing the end of his first term and he was asked if he accomplished the things that he set out to do over the last several years.
I believe I met my election promises. Getting involved with all of the school was important. I believe I brought the trust and integrity into this office and the election process by implementing the GIS program to pinpoint and make sure everyone is receiving the proper ballot for the elections.
“We roughly had 26 polling locations when I took office and we are down to 19. We have roughly 29,915 registered voters now,” La Strada said.
La Strada spoke about the help that his staff and poll workers have been, and also the effort to be transparent to the people of Pettis County.
“When I made the announcement, I wanted to make a point to thank the poll workers and the employees of the county clerk’s office. I am always open for suggestions and ideas. This isn’t Nick La Strada’s office. This is the Pettis County Clerk’s Office; this is the people’s office. If you have any ideas or suggestions, call me at (660) 281-7767,” La Strada said.