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story.lead_photo.caption Charlie Roll prepares campaign for the presiding commissioner of Moniteau County. Submitted

After 10 years of working as a city counselor for California, Charlie Roll has announced his campaign for Moniteau County Presiding Commissioner.

Roll said he could benefit the county through his 41 years of experience working in construction supervision, maintenance supervision, and his work with a professional engineer and surveyor for the city of Fulton.

"(I decided to run after) thinking about different times I could have ran," Roll said. "I've been retired almost eight years now and four years ago when (the position) was available, I wasn't ready to get into it just yet. Now the opportunity is coming up and I want to see if I would be able to help out the county with my (previous) experience."

Roll said as presiding commissioner, he would like to become involved with the many communities within Moniteau County. By working with the mayors of each town inside the area, he said together they would be working to improve the county, economically or otherwise.

He said he would like for the residents of Moniteau County to be aware of his campaign and that he is always looking to assist the community wherever he can. Roll said there is always room for improvement and that his goal is to keep businesses and citizens enthusiastic about being a part of the area.

While Roll is officially retired, he does currently have a job working as an OATS Transit bus driver for the Moniteau County area. He said he believes he is ready to get back to work if elected to the position and looks forward to assisting the community.

"What I would like most about the position is helping people with any issue they would have or whatever would come up," Roll said. "Basically, helping people out; I've always liked doing all that good stuff. It's about getting the work done while still having fun."

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