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Koerber announces candidacy for county board

By on September 25, 2015 at 10:56 am
Vicki Koerber

Vicki Koerber

Monroe County Coroner Vicki Koerber of Waterloo has announced she will run for the seat on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners that will be vacated by fellow Republican Terry Liefer when he retires next year.

“I love the work of the coroner’s office, and have been blessed with the opportunity to serve many families and citizens’ needs within our community,” Koerber stated in a Friday press release. “I have taken a proactive stance on the epidemic of drug abuse and overdoses, hosting awareness in our schools and civic organization. The Monroe County Coalition for Drug Free Communities was born out of this proactive awareness. However, at this time, I feel that I would like to better serve my community in the role as county commissioner.”

This announcement sets up a Republican party showdown between Koerber and Mark Altadonna in the March 15, 2016, primary election. Altadonna, a retired bank president, announced his candidacy earlier this year.

Koerber has served as county coroner since late 2010, when she was appointed to the post following the death of coroner Julie Gummersheimer. Koerber’s current deputy coroner, Bob Hill, announced his candidacy for coroner earlier this week.

Koerber also has served as a member of the Waterloo City Council since 2005 and has worked part-time for Monroe County Ambulance Service for more than 18 years.


Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: andrea@republictimes.net