Williams and Sorhus Charged on Election Offenses
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Courtesy of KTTN, Trenton, MO
The Sullivan County Second District Commissioner and a former candidate for First District Commissioner have been charged with a misdemeanor crime of committing Class Four election offenses after a political advertisement was published in The Milan Standard in July.
Online court information show Michael Todd Williams of Browning and Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle are scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
The men are accused of promising to volunteer to have their first six months salary reduced by half and for those funds to be used for gravel on Sullivan County’s secondary roads. Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Keedy said it was an inducement to voters.
The range of punishment for a Class Four election offense as alleged is imprisonment of not more than one year and/or a fine3 of not more than $2,500.00.
Williams won the August Primary over Randy Huffman, and Sorhus lost in the primary to Rye Page.