Election time

Denise Massie

Kathy (Spivey) Myers

Randy Orr

Lawrence County politics heats up as primary election nears
Lawrence County voters will soon return to the voting booth for the Aug. 2 primary election. Below is a look at the Republican candidates running for contested local offices.
Lawrence County Recorder of Deeds Candidates
Denise Massie
Age: 54
Occupation: Chief Deputy Assessor, Lawrence County Assessor’s office.
Education: Graduate of Fair Play High School
Family: I am married to my husband, Matt, of 34 years. Matt has been employed by the University of Missouri Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center in Mt. Vernon for 35 years. We have two children, Megan and Jarrett. Megan and her husband, Cole, have two sons and live in Lockwood. Megan is an Adjunct Faculty at MSSU in the Dental Hygiene Program, they also own and operate Warren Agri Products. Our son, Jarrett, has his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Southwest Baptist University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at SBU. I have been a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt Vernon for 31 years.  Also, I am currently serving my sixth year as treasurer of the Lawrence County Extension Council.
Why should someone vote for you? With my 23 years of experience in the Lawrence County Assessor’s office, I have assisted in many areas of county government. I am experienced in geographical mapping, deed documents, legal descriptions, data entry, tax assessment and performing year end closing reports. I have worked with appraisers, title searchers, land surveyors and realtors to assist with deed research and map analysis. I am very familiar with the job duties and responsibilities of the recorder of deeds. I will utilize my 23 years of experience to continue a strong working relationship between the county assessor’s office and the recorder of deeds. I am dedicated to serving the citizens of Lawrence County and I will continue to serve respectfully and effectively with professional integrity in all areas of the office as the recorder of deeds.
Kathy (Spivey) Myers
Age: 57
Occupation: Business owner/real estate administrator
Education: Bachelor of Science, Cox Nursing/Medical Coding
Family: I have a son Caleb and daughter-in-law Becca and grandson Axel Joe. Daughter Kelby and her partner Cody Evans. My father Vaughn, lives with his wife Donna in Nixa. I have a number of family members here in Mt Vernon; sister Klista Davis; nieces Zoe and Lily Davis; step-father Dale Huff; aunts Connie Boudreaux and Althea Vanderwal and her husband Larry. Many more in the surrounding area.
Why should someone vote for you? In taking the time to observe the daily duties of the recorder of deeds office, my experience in business, real estate, court/legal background, community involvement, and understanding of the public, will only ease the transition from one leader to the next. I have the support and confidence of the current recorder of deeds and I hope to have the support of the Lawrence County voters Aug. 2nd.
Randy Orr

Age: 51
Occupation: Cattle Rancher
Education: Graduated from MVHS; then finished cum laude from Missouri State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business.  
Family: My wife Sara and I have been married for 28 years. We have three kids; Sean, Ben, and Leah.
Why should someone vote for you? I was raised understanding that a good work ethic, strong integrity, and being compassionate to others are essential in helping this world keep turning. I promise that those values are something I hold dear to me in my life; and if elected, will be reflected in the quality work that I will do for the citizens of Lawrence County.


Lawrence County Record

312 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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