The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Election 2012

November 6, 2012

Crawford County re-elects county attorney

GIRARD, Kan. —  In the race for Crawford County Attorney — the only contested seat in the county — incumbent Michael Gayoso Jr., 40, retained his seat by a margin of 1,086 votes.

His challenger, Angela Trimble, 46, a former assistant county attorney who now is in private practice with the Spigarelli Law Firm, received 6,537 votes to Gayoso’s 7,623.

“Obviously we’re very pleased. We know that the last five days she ran an aggressive campaign that was not necessarily true with some things she was saying, but we decided to keep pushing forward, focus on our record, and the work I’ve done the last four years prevailed,” Gayoso said.

Gayoso, who lives in Frontenac, has held the office since January 2009.

Having practiced criminal law for 13 years, he is licensed in the state of Kansas, the U.S. District Court of Kansas and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has two dozen opinions in the Kansas Appellate Courts and has argued before the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. As a prosecutor he has more than 600 felony convictions.

Gayoso holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and a juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan.

Voter turnout in Crawford County was the highest it’s been in years, at 68 percent of registered voters and 14,608 ballots cast. Votes will be official after canvassing on Friday.

Unopposed

The following candidates were unopposed for nomination and were

virtually assured of election: County clerk, Don Pyle; County

treasurer, Joe Grisolano; Sheriff, Dan Peak; Register of Deeds, Tom

Sighel; County Commission, 2nd District, Tom Moody.

 

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