By MARK EVANS
Missouri Governor Mike Parson named longtime county courthouse employee Amanda Kuehn to the vacant post of public administrator last week.
The post had been vacant since Robin Naeger resigned in March.
Kuehn is no stranger to the office. She worked under former Public Administrator Mary Jo Ramer for eight years before moving to the county clerk’s office in 2020.
Kuehn was unanimously approved by both the Democrat and Republican central committees in the county and will be on the November ballot.
She was sworn in by County Clerk Sue Wolk last Thursday morning.
“I’m excited to be back,” Kuehn said. “My first goal is just to get out and see everybody and let them know that I’m their new guardian now and that we’ve worked together in the past, so they’re in good hands.”
Kuehn grew up in St. Charles and came to Ste. Genevieve after marrying Ste. Genevieve native Clay Kuehn (son of Don and Myra Kuehn).
They moved here in 2008 after she got her bachelor’s degree in child development.
That wound up being the opposite end of the age spectrum that Kuehn’s career would focus on.