Wayne A. Voss, of Red Bud, has formally announced his intention to run for Randolph County commissioner in next year's election.
Voss made his announcement on July 24 at the monthly Democrat precinct committee meeting and is presently serving his seventh term as Randolph County supervisor of assessments.
"I have enjoyed the past 27 years of public service," Voss said in a news release. "I have been blessed to work with great courthouse employees and dedicated elected officials.
"I feel that my 27 years of knowledge of courthouse functions, county budget and Randolph County citizens would be put to good use in the county commissioner's position."
With the exception of time served in the United States Army, Voss is a longtime resident of Red Bud.
He graduated from the Red Bud School system and has an associate of applied science degree from Belleville Area College (now Southwestern Illinois College).
"I am looking forward to serving Randolph County in the new capacity of county commissioner," Voss said.
The current Randolph County Board of Commissioners is comprised of three Republicans - Dave Holder, Marc Kiehna and chairman Ronnie White. Holder defeated Democratic challenger Randy Bertetto in the November 2016 election to earn a second six-year term.