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Claggett defends his vote to award contract to brother

January 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

County commission chairman: “You can take my money and my property, but when you take my character that really teed me off.”
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Commissioner Claggett did not abstain from vote on brother’s contract

January 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

County Commission Chairman John Claggett voted Tuesday with other commissioners to award a nearly $9,000 security camera contract to Aurora Security Products of Letcher, a company owned by his brother, Paul.
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Claggett touts experience, leadership skills in mayoral race

May 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Claggett is optimistic he will be elected mayor on June 5 and that he would do a good job serving the people of Mitchell while still serving on the Davison County Commission.
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Experts say Claggett free to seek mayor’s office while on county commission

March 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

No law prohibits John Claggett from serving as both a Davison County commissioner and the mayor of Mitchell.
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5 hopefuls in race to be Mitchell’s next mayor

March 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The latest potential candidates are former city councilman Jerry Toomey, Roger Haley and Tara Volesky. They join Councilman Ken Tracy and Davison County Commissioner John Claggett. Continue Reading

County sticking with weekly meetings

January 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Cutting the number of county commission meetings from four to two Tuesdays a month isn’t something that’s high, or even on, Davison County’s list of priorities, the commissioners said recently.
That means Davison County will remain the only county in The Daily Republic’s 17-county readership area that meets on a weekly basis. Other counties meet once or twice a month. Continue Reading

Ohlman Street may need more work

August 9, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Reviews on the grinding of Ohlman Street by county road crews were swift in coming Friday, the gist of comments being that the quarter-mile section is still, well, rough.
County Commissioner John Claggett said he fielded complaints early Friday about the road and found it rough when he drove it himself. He said he would bring the road’s condition to the attention of Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg. Continue Reading