BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Susie Oberdahlhoff, of Bowling Green, to serve a two-year term as Pike County clerk.
Oberdahlhoff, a Republican, had been serving as interim county clerk since Jan. 1. She was appointed by the Pike County Commission after Michelle "Missy" Hunter Jaeger resigned before she could take office.
Jaeger did not elaborate on her reasons for stepping down after she was elected to a four-year term last November. Jaeger, a Republican, had won the election after challenging Democratic incumbent Melissa Kempke.
Oberdahlhoff has been a motivational speaker and author, traveling the country entertaining audiences with stories from her recent book "Life Happens, Learn to Bounce." She previously was the director of agriculture business for Norman Robert Communications and was director of education and promotion for the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. Oberdahlhoff had worked in the county clerk's office years ago. She owns and operates a livestock farm that has been in her family for over 75 years.
Oberdahlhoff's term will be for two years. In November 2020, Pike County voters will be given a chance to choose who will fill the remaining two years of Jaeger's unexpired term.