"I believe that the croneyism in Neosho needs to be fixed," says Bowers. "It is still going on, and, in addition to seeing what happened at the city level, I'd like to see it at the county level also. Cleaning up a bit, so to speak."
"I think the biggest concern is budgets and money," Jackson says. "Making sure that we always have enough money for our roads and services within the county. Of course, I'm going to be a good steward and carefully watch over the money, provided by the residents of Newton county."
Jackson has lived in the four states for 50 years, 16 of those in Neosho. Bowers has been a Newton county resident for 38 years.