The Adair County community is mourning after the county treasurer died earlier today. Fifty-seven-year-old Ron Herr had just begun his second four-year term. The exact cause of his death has not been released.
Adair County Attorney Mike Maynes says the Iowa Code does not dictate a line of succession and the auditor will take possession of all papers, books from the office. Maynes says the county supervisors have 40 days by law to appoint a successor.
Maynes says the public can petition for a special election and if there is a special election, the appointee would serve until after the special election. Maynes says Adair County residents can continue going to the treasurer’s office for business. Services for Herr are pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle.