(DeSoto) There is another name that has been thrown into the mix for the next Jefferson County Executive. Businessman Dennis Gannon of DeSoto announced he is running for that office in 2018. Gannon has a background in the hotel business, and other commercial real estate projects. He’s also served on numerous boards at Mercy Jefferson, Jefferson College, the Jefferson County Port Authority, the DeSoto School District and others. He says he felt it was time to make this move.
Gannon believes listening to the residents is an important aspect of the position.
Gannon’s wife Elaine Gannon is currently the State Representative in the 115th District.
Gannon will run as a republican, and will have opposition in the August primary by former State Representative John McCaherty of High Ridge. Earlier this year, current County Executive Ken Waller announced he would not seek re-election.