No need for election for ambulance district

With only two candidates having filed for two open positions — Chuck Baker and Marilyn Macker — there will be no need for an election for the Callaway County Ambulance Board this April.

Chuck Baker, in fact, already has taken up the district three seat after board member Bryan Albaugh resigned from his position — which was slated for re-election in April — in early January, citing personal reasons.

Baker, who was sworn in during Tuesday night’s regular meeting, said he decided to run for the board due to his work experience in the health care industry.

“I used to be a paramedic and I work in health care, and I saw this as an opportunity to be involved in the community,” said Baker, who is the chief operating officer for Callaway Community Hospital.

Asked what he is most looking forward to getting accomplished now that he is on the board, he said learning more about the district and how it works.

“I really don’t have an agenda at all, I’m just looking forward to getting to know the people and see what I can do to contribute,” Baker said.

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