Commissioner Lincoln Hough resigned today from the Greene County Commission ahead of his swearing in as a freshman member of the Missouri State Senate.
Hough, who previously served as state representative of District 135 from 2011 to 2017, was elected as Commissioner for District 2 by a 78-22% percentage.
Hough defeated Charlie Norr for the District 30 State Senate seat 53-46% in November.
Hough campaigned on a platform of job creation, improvement of operational abilities for farmers during economic struggles and investments in education.
One of Hough’s last actions as commissioner was to vote to approve a full audit of Greene County.
Hough will be sworn in as State Senator Wednesday.
During his final County Commission session, Hough addressed his departure.
“It’s been absolutely my pleasure to work here in Greene County,” Hough said. “You have a tremendous team and I’m confident in the leadership we have now and incoming. I have rarely worked with such professional people.”
“We’ve got great office holders and a great sense of community,” Hough continued. “We have a staff that cares about what they’re doing and they really care about the community.”
Greene County County Clerk Shane Schoeller notified the governor’s office of the vacancy. Under revised Missouri law, the governor will nominate someone to replace Hough and then that person will have to obtain the consent of the State Senate.
Until someone is appointed to the position, Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon will have two votes in any official county vote.