Republican Western District Commissioner Donald (Doc) Kritzer of Fulton faces opposition during the Aug. 7 Republican primary election. His opponent in the primary is Bill Galloway of Holts Summit.
Galloway has been a resident of Holts Summit for 10 years. He grew up in Fulton and received a GED in 1976 after completing two years of military service from 1972 to 1974.
He later received a bachelor's degree from Lincoln University in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.
Now retired, Galloway worked 31 years with the state of Missouri. Before his retirement, he was employed as an assistant warden at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.
"I have 20 years of management experience. I now am licensed to assist people in preparing tax returns on a part-time basis during my retirement," Galloway said.
Kritzer is a 1968 graduate of Fulton High School. He also is a 1972 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield with a degree in accounting.
Kritzer worked with the University of Missouri as a systems and procedures analyst before joining Harbison-Walker Refractories, where he was employed as a cost analyst from 1974 to 1998. He also represented the firm during work at other plants in the United States.